The disruption brought by cloud computing in otherwise traditional IT began about a decade ago and ever since we observe cloud adoption rates increase continuously. According to a recent study done by RightScale, 95% of the companies utilize Cloud services today and in many cases, without even noticing it.
What are the types of Cloud?
Not all Cloud providers provide the same type of Cloud service and experience as they vary in size and the overall approach to Cloud computing. The main types of cloud are:
Public clouds are owned and operated by third-party service providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Customers benefit from economies of scale because infrastructure costs are spread across all users, thus allowing each individual client to operate on a low-cost, “pay-as-you-go” model. It is also important to note that all customers on public clouds share the same infrastructure pool with limited configurations, security protections and availability variances, as these factors are wholly managed and supported by the service provider.
Private clouds are hosted by an external cloud computing provider. The service provider facilitates an exclusive cloud environment with full guarantee of privacy. This format is recommended for organizations that prefer not to use a public cloud infrastructure due to the risks associated with the sharing of physical resources.
Hybrid clouds combine the advantages of both the public and private cloud worlds. In a hybrid cloud, a company can leverage third-party cloud providers in either a full or partial manner. This increases the flexibility of computing. The hybrid cloud environment is also capable of providing on-demand, externally-provisioned scalability. Augmenting a traditional private cloud with the resources of a public cloud can be used to manage any unexpected surges in workload.
CL8.com helps turn CapEx into OpEx
Without a doubt, today’s financial instability and future uncertainty introduces budgetary cuts and thus maintaining momentum and staying technologically competitive becomes a challenge. The Information Technology (IT) department needs more and more resources due to the increased computational requirements while security threats continuously emerge – leaving organizations without an option but make serious capital intensive investments.
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Security Services: CL8.com provides a variety of security services to support your defense in depth strategy. Anti-Denial of Service, email / gateway security and encryption are some of the security services CL8.com offers.
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