Digital transformation is already an integral part of today's working world, which is constantly evolving. Currently, the Coronavirus pandemic is a driving force for a digitalization push towards the future. Numerous companies have had to move to home offices to protect the health of their employees. Cloud solution is the key buzzword here.
Access to local files in the office is either impossible or difficult from home. For this reason, companies are increasingly moving their data streams and daily work processes to the cloud or integrating them. Especially in the area of data backup, there are already innovative cloud content management solutions that not only focus on the storage and filing process, but also make it possible to retrieve and edit documents anytime and from anywhere.
More and more companies are therefore turning to cloud computing, and the trend is upwards. A wide variety of cloud strategies are designed to help companies achieve their goal of maximum value creation in the future.(Source)
But what types of clouds are there and how do they differ?
Public cloud - iA cloud environment used by many independent users simultaneously, where resources are distributed according to the server slices purchased by each user. Such resources are typically accessed via password-protected accounts.
Private Cloud - Cloud computing resources used exclusively by a single company or organization; a private cloud may physically reside in the company's on-site data center. Some companies also pay third-party providers to host their private cloud. In this form, the services and infrastructure are run on a private network. The main goal is to have a consistent level of control over security and data protection.
Hybrid cloud - This term is overloaded and can mean two things: one is a combined form of public and private clouds, as these offer greater flexibility for businesses. In this model, a company's IT can outsource non-critical information and its processing to a public cloud. On the other hand, it can mean the combination of private on-premise / off-premise (private cloud) networks, connected via VPN.
You can find out what types of cloud services or service models are available in our next blog article on the subject of the cloud.