What cloud technology means

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In our previous article Cloud technology, do you get it? we introduced how decision making for cloud could be approached for your business. Now we are going to give a quick introduction to what Cloud Technology means. Cloud technology consists of four models, these include;

  • Local cloud: A private cloud is where the services and infrastructure are maintained and managed by your own Business. This option reduces the potential security and control risks, and suits many customers because they rely on several data and application that are legacy and is a core part of their business;


  • Private cloud: A distinct and secure cloud based environment in which only the specified client can operate. As with other cloud models, private clouds will provide computing power as a service within a virtualised environment using an underlying pool of physical computing resource. Private cloud services draw their resource from a disitinct pool of physical computers but these may be hosted internally or externally and may be accessed across private leased lines or secure encrypted connections via public networks


  • Public cloud: A public cloud is where the services are stored off-site and accessed over the internet. The storage is managed by an external organisation such as Google or Microsoft.  To some extent they can be defined in contrast to private clouds which dedicate a pool of underlying computing resources, creating a distinct cloud platform to which only a single organisation has access. Public clouds, however, provide services to multiple clients using the same shared infrastructure; and


  • Hybrid cloud: A hybrid cloud model takes advantages of both public and private cloud services. By spreading your options across different cloud models, you gain the benefits of each model. Therefore, an organisation can maximise their efficiencies by employing public cloud services for all non-sensitive operations, only relying on a private cloud where they require it and ensuring that all of their platforms are integrated.

Our next post will discuss how do Cloud Technologies work? typically grouped into three categories:

  1. Software as a Service
  2. Infrastructure as a Service
  3. Platform as a Service

Stay tuned!

If you’d like to know more about cloud evolution in your business or have any comments, please drop me a line at david.kenny@p3edge.com or on twitter dk@p3edge.com


By | 2017-05-12T10:02:31+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Cloud|0 Comments

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