As businesses find their rightful places in the cloud, the cloud-computing market offers a variety of options for all businesses–big or small. The right model that an enterprise needs is one that will directly fit with what the enterprise wants to accomplish. This will depend on many factors such as type, size, location, and target segment.
Infrastructure and Location
IT managers must first determine the needs of their organizations before selecting the right cloud model for their operations. Depending on their infrastructure and location requirements, they may decide on one model or a combination of any of the following cloud-computing models:
- Private cloud models are ideal for businesses that want to manage their hardware internally. They can be located on users’ premises, existing data centers, or remote data center locations. While being privately managed by the organization’s IT team, the applications can be accessed internally and externally using any device– anytime and anywhere.
- Public cloud models enable customers to use computing functions without putting up costly physical hardware. Third-party providers are responsible for the provisioning of servers and other resources that users need. This is the economies of scale at work because users pay less for relatively similar services that private clouds offer.
- Hybrid cloud models are a combination of private and public cloud technologies. For instance, companies using private clouds can partially use public cloud services during peak hours to augment workload.
- Community cloud models are multi-tenant cloud types commonly used by participating organizations that have similar cloud requirements. Their main goal is to work together to achieve their individual business objectives–with an added level of privacy.
- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – Accessible from any device in the office or on the go, SaaS allows users to run all contracted services that are all managed by the cloud vendor.
- Platform-as-a-Service (SaaS) – PaaS customers manage only their applications and their data while the vendor takes care of everything else.
- Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) – IaaS patrons manage their applications, data, runtime, middleware, and operating system while the vendor provides the servers, virtualization, storage, and networking.
Unimpeded information load and the mobility challenge are driving enterprises to the cloud– and for good reasons. They need better efficiency levels, improved responsiveness, increased capabilities and capacities, and reduced costs in order to compete or even survive. These are the functions of the right cloud-computing choice.
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