An Overview of Cloud Services Based on Deployment Models
Cloud computing has become an intrinsic part of our everyday lives without us even realizing it. People have transitioned from traditional storage software solutions to the internet for personal and professional use. From the smallest of startups to global conglomerates, government agencies to non-profit organizations, all sorts of organizations embrace this transforming technology for various reasons. Cloud computing allows us to plug into a defined infrastructure using the internet and access computing resources without installing and maintaining them in-house. Increased productivity, time and speed efficiency, enhanced security and performance, and better monetary value are a few reasons why cloud computing has become an essential part of our lives.
In a previous blog, we have already spoken at length about what cloud computing is and how it adds value to our lives. In the following two blogs of our cloud computing series, we will focus on the different aspects of cloud services based on their computing services and deployment models. In this article, we shall talk about cloud services based on deployment.
Types of Cloud Services
Not all clouds are the same, and neither is one type of cloud computing appropriate for all scenarios and needs. Different cloud service models have evolved to help provide the right solution for specific needs based on deployment and computing services. Cloud services are divided into two categories based on their computing services and deployment models.
Cloud Services Based on Deployment Models
First and foremost, an organization must determine the type of cloud deployment or cloud computing environment used to implement its services. There are three cloud deployment models – public, private cloud, and hybrid. Each offers different deployment and services that help provide solutions per specific needs. Let’s explore these in detail.
Public clouds are multi-tenant environments owned and maintained by third-party providers of cloud services who manage the entire infrastructure and offer resources like servers, databases, and storage over the internet. These computing resources could range from SaaS applications to complete enterprise-wide infrastructure and development platforms to bare metal computing hardware to individual virtual machines. The public cloud provider owns, manages, and assumes complete responsibility for the data centers, infrastructure, and hardware on its clients’ systems run. One of the public cloud’s standout features is its supercharged bandwidth to enhance network connectivity and drive performance while enabling quick access to applications and data. Also, this platform is elastic and highly scalable to meet changing workload demands, drives greater efficiency, and reduces wasted resources.
Furthermore, it reduces spending on hardware and on-premise infrastructures. So, these are a few reasons why public cloud models are extremely popular, and many organizations are moving parts of their computing infrastructure to them. These resources might be accessible for free or through subscription-based or pay-per-usage pricing models.
All cloud computing resources are used by a single entity at their data center in this type of cloud deployment environment. The most secure among all cloud deployments as the cloud infrastructure is typically located on the organization’s premises. However, companies can also be hosted on the third-party cloud provider’s infrastructure or built on rented infrastructure hosted in an offsite data center. A private cloud network is private and responsible for its services and infrastructure. Private cloud combines many benefits of cloud computing – customization, elasticity, scalability, and ease of service delivery. Access control, security, and resource customization are higher in the private cloud as the hardware and software are custom-built for the owner. Easier handling of regulatory compliance requirements, more secure handling of confidential documents, intellectual property, medical and financial records, and other sensitive data are some reasons that make private cloud a primary choice for many organizations.
Furthermore, enterprises that build their private cloud architecture according to cloud-native principles have the flexibility to quickly move their workloads to a public cloud or run them within a hybrid cloud environment whenever they are ready to transition.
Hybrid cloud combines public and private cloud deployments. It connects an organization’s private and public cloud services into a single, flexible infrastructure for running their applications and workloads. A hybrid cloud uses elements from both public and private clouds and combines them with technology to enable easy sharing of data and applications between them as per requirement. It gives organizations the option to choose the optimal cloud for each application or workload and freely move between them as per changing or specific business needs.
With the easy movement of data and applications between private and public clouds, a hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility, more deployment options and helps optimize existing infrastructure, security and compliance.
Cloud computing services have transformed the way organizations procure and manage infrastructure and platforms. The types of services can vary, but using the cloud has become vital for enterprises to access IT infrastructure, hardware, and software resources effectively and efficiently.
The Amantya Factor
At Amantya Technologies, we align your infrastructure with your business goals to provide you with better control, helping you reinvent at scale and infusing agility for business transformation. Whether you plan to adopt new cloud integration or existing data migration, our experts help you determine the right cloud strategy and roadmap. With remote support and centralized management, you can make informed business decisions while ensuring maximum uptime of your business availability via cloud-managed services.
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