Public cloud: what to know about it

cloud portals are revolutionizing on how companies are dealing with their needs when it comes to data. Data processing and storage are essential and the key to a business to succeed in the modern world. The various cloud storage services available allow companies to take advantage of the technology.

Public cloud

It is an excellent place to start discussing managed cloud services because it tends to be a primary option. With a public cloud, the physical hardware operated and owned by a managed cloud service provider in its facility can be leveraged for data storage and use a paying client. The MSP-owned facilities have various clients, which is why they are referred to as public clouds.

A private cloud’s main benefit might come from its equipment used, usually procured by the MS. Since the hardware has been paid for already and the MSP is responsible for maintenance, the client on the public cloud operates on a pay model as you go, which is highly scalable and reliable. The infrastructure is a shared one with various companies and thus, reducing the cost further.

In most instances, the medium and small scale businesses can benefit using the cloud. The lighter the load on your budget, the greater your business is, especially if it is just starting. It makes the company administrators relaxed, knowing the equipment where their data is stored are safe because MSP tends to be safe as they have the expertise often handle the hardware.

While there are several benefits of using the public cloud, it also comes with its disadvantages. The main one being the security issue. Because you require companies to share computing space for the public cloud, data leakage is generally on the increase.

Another client can gain access to your company data accidentally, or outside hackers might hack your information because of vulnerability in various companies’ defenses.

Pros of a public cloud

Highly scalable

Solutions of the public cloud allow you to evolve at an infinite speed that could not be possible with a local data center. Due to resource division between customers being done dynamically, your business can double the amount of storage and computing to meet the high demand. It is done without an increase in workload or increases exponentially in the cost of the system.

Cost reduction

The cost that is associated with the hardware, bandwidth, and applications are suppliers’ responsibilities.  The service payment usually is annually or monthly and as per the usage because it follows the pay as you go, model.

Disaster recovery

Most IT managers see implementing a disaster recovery plan as complicated, expensive and challenging to deploy.  But with service providers such as Microsoft Azure, the provision of disaster recovery for most IT systems is possible without expenditure on any secondary infrastructure.

There is a minimum risk of losing data with the public cloud because most service providers have the various backup infrastructure.

Flexibility and reliability

With public hosting, it makes it easier for peak load adapting. Depending on the needs, the client can delete or add resources.