What are the key deployment models for cloud computing?

Cloud computing has a wide range of benefits and, particularly in the light of the recent increase in remote working, has become a priority for many enterprises today. As the cloud computing industry has become more advanced there are now many more options with respect to the deployment and management of enterprise cloud computing environments. Whether your priority is cost and scaling or ensuring that you have access to optimum security there are deployment models that can be tailored to suit. These are some of the options that are available.

The public cloud

If value is your priority then the first stop will usually be the public cloud. Some of the most high profile options here include Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. These services are available over the internet and offer on demand computing and storage options that are usually accessible under pay as you go arrangements. Some of the benefits of the public cloud include flexible contracts, cost efficiency and no need to make any up front investment.

The private cloud

Those who are looking to prioritise security will usually focus on the private cloud first – or an element of private cloud. This type of model is typically used for a single business and is incredibly flexible in terms of design and location. It may be that your private cloud is set up in a specific location or designed for a purpose or management by individual parties, such as an infrastructure vendor or service provider. It’s very flexible and can be shaped to specific need.

The hybrid cloud

This is an option to design a bespoke approach that combines both public and private cloud environments. A hybrid cloud model can be used as an improvement tool, bringing elements of modernisation to legacy data centres and providing new options in terms of infrastructure, resources and services. Designing a hybrid cloud enables a business to benefit from both private and public cloud environments and to create a way to simplify the workload integration between the two.

The community cloud

The community cloud model extends the design and resources of the private cloud to a community where there are commonalities. That could be, for example the regulation and legislation that apply to all those within the community, a shared business model or where there are similar end user needs. Community clouds could be for a specific industry or regulatory group.

The multi-cloud

Multi-cloud is becoming increasingly popular as a way to design cloud services to fit with requirements of performance, compliance and availability. It involves bringing together two or more cloud platforms to create an environment that works for the specific needs of an individual business and can be adapted as that changes. Increasingly, there are more and more tools to help ensure that workloads across multi-clouds are effectively managed.

Cloud computing can be transformative for any organisation. It’s essential to choose the right deployment model for your business needs and to find the right option in terms of cost and integration.

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