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Understand the hybrid cloud and what it can do for your business.

Increasingly, businesses need cloud solutions to stay competitive. Cloud environments facilitate remote work, scale easily, and help free resources for larger capital expenditures. However, making the decision between private cloud, public cloud, or a hybrid of the two can be complex. Here’s how to make the best choice for your business.

What’s the difference between public and private cloud?

The public cloud is an easy entry point for most businesses as they begin to migrate to the cloud, because infrastructure is handled by the cloud service provider. However, because resources are shared among other companies also using the public cloud services, a private cloud may not be able to handle spikes in usage as well as a private cloud. Meanwhile, the private cloud has a higher barrier to entry, but is more secure than the public cloud.

By using the public cloud for applications that require immediate access and scalability and private cloud for activities that require added security, the hybrid cloud can provide the flexibility of both these solutions. However, it is not without flaws. Ensuring that private and public cloud infrastructures communicate with each other effectively can be difficult to manage. And if you have compliance concerns, using private cloud will be your best option.

Find the best solution for your business.

Every business is different. Some businesses have specific applications that make the public cloud an ideal solution. For others, private cloud adds an essential layer of control and security. Your business could benefit from integrating these services, but doing so without careful planning can add needless complexity to your system. We can work with you to discover the solution that will deliver the best results for your business. Contact us for an assessment.

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