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The ‘cloud’ is a term we hear a lot in IT, but not everyone knows the vast difference between private and public cloud environments. If you’re wondering which cloud would be more suitable for your business needs, we’re here to help.

Public Cloud

Firstly, a public cloud environment is a standard cloud computing system, run on shared physical servers, hosted by third-party providers. Public clouds can include Microsoft Azure and AWS. They are multi-tenanted, meaning there could be 100s of companies sharing the same servers and hardware around the world.

A public cloud environment runs on pay-as-you-go pricing. As it is based on your usage, it’s an excellent way to keep on top of your budget. One of the great benefits is that it is easily scalable, meaning you can increase and decrease your plan when it suits you.

There are a significant number of public cloud models out there, which could be confusing if this is the first time you are considering the cloud for your business. It is beneficial to talk to a trusted technology company, like us, our expert team will be able to explain the process and plan with you, ensuring you are not left in the dark.

Private Cloud

Unlike a public cloud, a private cloud environment is an infrastructure used exclusively by one organisation. We have our very own local data centre, meaning our private cloud is maintained through an isolated network, using hardware and software solely dedicated to your company.

This solution is better suited for companies that require rigorous data privacy and security, or specific regulations and data hosting requirements. Our team can advise you on our local data centre, and how the private cloud can be implemented for your business.

If you’re unsure which cloud solution is better suited for your business, get in touch with our team today on l.harding@peachtechnologies.co.uk, and they will be happy to discuss the options with you.

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