With cloud computing, you can use remote computing power, data and applications without having to build expensive IT infrastructure. Technically, the cloud is hosted on a server. To access it, all you need is an Internet connection and the purchase of an appropriate option. How to choose the best cloud?

Types of cloud computing-How do they differ?

Cloud computing comes in different variants, so it is worth learning more about them to choose the right type of cloud for your business:

1. Public cloud

A characteristic feature of this cloud is sharing its computing resources with other customers. It is an inexpensive and convenient solution, but on the other hand, all the technical issues then lie with the provider, so it does not guarantee security.

2. Private cloud

This type of cloud is designed for one client, why its resources are not shared with others. Physically, the cloud infrastructure can either be located at an external service provider or at the enterprise that uses it. Such a cloud is considered to be the most secure.

3 Hybrid cloud

It combines the features of public and private cloud. Then key data and applications are located on private servers, while others are on public servers.

How to adjust the cloud to your needs?

Under the three above variants, cloud computing can be used in several ways. They differ in terms of the model of service provision. Depending on the needs of the company, you can choose the following models:

SaaS (Software as a Service)

In this case, cloud computing is used for a single program made available online. The provider is then responsible for updates, data protection issues within the cloud.

PaaS (Platform as a Service)

In this model, the cloud is used to access a group of applications located on a common platform.

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)

This is the most common model of providing services in the cloud, which includes the entire infrastructure, including servers, networks, operating system. 

How to ensure the efficiency of using the cloud?

To take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the cloud, it is worth looking for professional support in this area. In this situation, the solution is Cloud Managed Services, which are services supporting the use of cloud computing. Services include design and implementation of a cloud environment, management of the cloud, operating system, database, integration with other resources used in the company, monitoring of the cloud environment and security.

Companies that offer cloud management services can also help their customers choose the optimal type of cloud that will provide extensive capabilities, efficiency, security and support the daily operation of the business.