What is Public Cloud?
Public cloud uses a shared infrastructure across multiple organizations in a virtualized environment that is accessible over a public network, like the internet. Some companies may have security concerns around this type of sharing environment where your data resides on the same physical storage system as someone else's. There are many security measures in place today to prevent unauthorized access to your data and third party providers understand what it takes to ensure that their policies, processes and data security are beyond adequate.
Examples of public cloud offerings commonly used are cloud storage services, online office applications and cloud based web hosting and development offerings which are more frequently used by smaller firms and businesses, however, larger enterprise organizations use them in conjunction with a Private Cloud or their own on-premises infrastructure, often referred to as a Hybrid environment. Most organizations will agree that there are minimal downsides to storing data in a public cloud infrastructure given that you're reliant on the trusted third party provider to ensure the infrastructure is secure, scalable and accessible 24/7.
The Benefits of Public Cloud
- Public cloud provides you with the lowest cost. It's easy and inexpensive to set up because hardware, application and bandwidth costs are covered by the third party hosting provider
- The environment and resources are scalable to meet upward and downward needs in an instant
- There are no wasted resources because you pay for what you use
Bishop Cloud Solutions
Bishop cloud infrastructure services helps your organization navigate its cloud options holistically. We’ll help you effectively transition backups, file shares, messaging, and more to take advantage of cloud benefits.
What are the best uses for the cloud for your organization? Bishop Cloud Readiness Assessments can help determine how to best leverage a cloud solution. Once your current environment is assessed we’ll help you design your cloud infrastructure strategy for maximum benefit.
Related Cloud Options
Hybrid Cloud Service
After exploring the service options available to meet the varying degree of business uses and requirements, you'll oftentimes see organizations put certain workloads in the cloud, but they don't put everything there. There's a very broad range of business needs and different cloud solutions. Read more about Hybrid Cloud.
Private Cloud Service
Private cloud is where you have a host provider offer up their infrastructure and dedicate its use for your business only, segregated from anybody else's systems, providing you with potentially better security benefits, as a result. Read more about Private Cloud.