The Next Step in IT Infrastructure
Cloud-based technologies have revolutionised the IT landscape. The growing range of both personal- and corporate-targeted cloud services, along with falling costs and increasing internet performance, has re-written the book as it applies to IT infrastructure.
It’s not enough to simply ask “Should I move to the cloud?”
Astute business owners are asking broader questions like:
What can the cloud offer me?
Can it help make my field staff more productive?
Can it facilitate work-at-home and flexible working arrangements?
Will my data be safe in the cloud?
Can it replace, or reduce, my on-premise server hardware?
Can it link in with and complement my on-premise server investment?
Can it help me meet my Disaster Recovery goals?
Can it help with my long-term data storage and compliance obligations?
Public Cloud or Private Cloud – what’s the difference?
The term ‘Public Cloud’ generally refers to services provided by very large (often global) corporations, often with globally diverse datacentre locations. Some well-known examples include Office-365, DropBox, Amazon and Google Docs. The term ‘cloud’ originated in the fact that it is often impossible to know exactly where your data is – it’s just ‘out there somewhere’.
Private Clouds are generally operated by smaller organisations and usually operate from fewer and more defined datacentre locations.