Cloud storage: how it works and what to consider when hiring
May 8, 2023
March 2023 | by Sky.One Solutions
The storage and processing of applications in the cloud has gained a lot of strength in recent years due to the various advantages of this model. However, companies still have many doubts when choosing between public and private cloud.
Of course, each business has its particularities and specific needs, so it is necessary to analyze the main points before choosing the cloud. Throughout this article, the details of each of the clouds available in the current market will be punctuated. Keep reading!
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Why is cloud software different from traditional software?
Public clouds are an information technology service in which the physical structure (server, air conditioning, etc.) and people (technicians) are outsourced , that is, they are not within the domain of the company that hired them.
Providers of this type of cloud also offer cloud-based services to their customers, such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, and charge a monthly or annual fee for using this offsite data center.
However, according to Gartner research , by 2025, 99% of cloud security issues will be the result of human error in configuring assets and protection. And that statistic is due to misconfigurations, not vulnerabilities in the cloud.
For this reason, having a specialized team, such as Auto.Sky , to carry out the software is a great choice to avoid failures or risks in the processes. We will bring more details throughout the article.
By opting for this cloud model, the company saves capital by not having to expand its physical structure , which would happen, for example, in the case of creating/increasing a private cloud.
Another advantage comes at times of peaks, unpredictable or not, as it is possible to buy a virtual desktop just for that specific period. This avoids possible crashes on websites and applications due to the large number of accesses in a single moment.
In summary, the main advantages of using a public cloud are:
Being in a shared environment, data security is a point of concern for companies that hire a public cloud.
However, the reality is that by having the biggest players in the cloud computing market, such as Oracle, Google Cloud and AWS , your business now has the best cybersecurity practices.
Even large multinational companies already use cloud computing today. Some examples are: Netflix, Uber, AirBnb and Spotify .
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Also pay attention to the data laws in force where your company is located, as many countries require that some types of data from their organizations be stored in their territory. In these cases it will be necessary to opt for a national solution.
In the private cloud, a company's computing resources are located within its own structure , that is, the data center and the responsible technicians are private resources . Both services and equipment belong to the company.
As an advantage, the hardware and software are exclusive to a single organization, in addition there is less concern with security when using a private cloud since there is more control over the environment.
However, the cost of maintaining a climate-controlled data center with technicians and seasonal maintenance is high. Companies that have private clouds also need a redundancy environment (reserve equipment) ready to operate in case of failure.
Therefore, a private cloud requires a much greater availability of capital for the IT area. In addition, when opting for this model, the company will need qualified people who can operate this equipment, professionals who are in great demand today.
Hybrid cloud, as the name suggests, is a blend of public and private cloud , so companies can take advantage of both models at the same time. However, this type of cloud has a high deployment cost.
In it, part of the data would be stored in local equipment and part in the provider's system. Even though it seems like the best solution to the security issue, the encryption between the two main cloud models is different and can generate errors.
The main technical difference between public and private cloud is where the company's data is stored, within the organization itself or at a public provider that offers this service to several companies.
And that implies financially, without having to invest in equipment, software , skilled labor, air conditioning, generators and in a redundancy environment, the company saves on several fronts by opting for the public cloud.
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The choice between public or private cloud is always complex, after all, there are several points that must be observed to know which model best fits your business .
Below are the main reasons for including your company's data and applications in a public cloud :
Using a public cloud, your company can double or triple the amount of storage and computing resources in an instant , this avoids outages at times of unpredictable peaks and generates savings.
As the public cloud is provided by a provider over the internet, its availability also becomes a positive point, and can be accessed from different locations. Thus, the user only needs a device connected to the internet to use the resources that are in the cloud.
As you already know, in general, the public cloud is cheaper than the private one. Since it operates as a kind of rented service, IT staff, hardware and software are not a concern here.
Thus, in addition to being more cost-effective, the public cloud also wins when it comes to greater ability to predict expenses . The company pays exactly for what it hires to use and does not have to worry about maintenance and upgrade costs.
Public clouds are very efficient for corporate use, ensuring good business performance . And with the increasing advancement of internet services in the world, this performance is getting higher every day.
As it is not necessary to leave the IT team responsible for creating its own cloud — having a purely operational role — it can be used strategically . Thus, in the public cloud, these professionals can optimize the benefits of the resource in the migration .
Just like the internet, security services in the area of information technology also only increase. Currently there are solutions that guarantee that your data will be in a safe environment, being shared only with authorized equipment.
In addition, when migrating to the public cloud, it is possible to rely on the best cybersecurity practices promoted by the major players in the cloud market.
Another point is that by having IT partners specialized in the cloud, you guarantee that at all times there will be an integrated team fully dedicated to preventing attacks and monitoring possible threats.
Another point is that, by having IT partners specialized in the cloud, you guarantee that at all times there will be an integrated team fully dedicated to preventing attacks and monitoring possible threats.
Now that you've seen the benefits of having a public cloud, how about getting to know a little about Auto.Sky 's migration service ?
With it, in a few hours you will be able to have your resources available online, migrated to the cloud. All this done with the help of Sky.One , who will simplify this task for you.
With the migration to the cloud carried out by Auto.Sky , you will have:
Within the Auto.Sky solutions you can count on:
Do you want to migrate to the cloud, reduce your costs and become increasingly competitive and modern? Check out our website and talk to one of our specialists !
This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.