Understanding the Difference Between Public and Private Cloud Service Providers

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For businesses, organizations and companies across the world, cloud computing solutions are quickly becoming the accepted standard for storing data, software and information. By 2018, experts estimate the global value of the cloud hosting services market will reach an incredible $79.1 billion!

That means there is a huge variety of different cloud solutions available today — the average business alone will have, on average, about 545 different cloud computing systems working at once. Knowing this, it can be intimidating to try to choose the right cloud service for your business.

Before going with any cloud solution company, it’s important to determine whether your business would be best suited to a public cloud server or a private one. Understanding the difference between the two is key:

Public cloud hosting

With a public cloud hosting provider, you typically pay as you go for storage on a remote server that is shared with the provider’s other customers. Because servers are shared by more than one tenant, security is slightly reduced — but high-performance security measures are still taken to protect customers’ information. Public cloud hosting services, such as Amazon and Google’s cloud programs, the provider chooses the server hardware and network for you, and you can manage everything else about the system.

Private cloud hosting

Unlike a public cloud server, private cloud services allow you to have a whole server to yourself — many businesses prefer this because of the increased security a private server can provide. Private cloud servers are also Sarbanes Oxley, PCI and HIPAA compliant, unlike public servers. You can customize your hardware, software and more on a private server and even hybridize the server to incorporate characteristics of both virtual and dedicated servers.

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