April 6, 2023

Private or public cloud: what's the difference?

Private vs. public cloud

Choosing between private and public clouds can be difficult, especially when you're not familiar with the sector. But both have their own advantages.

Today, we're going to take a look at the major differences between these 2 types of cloud to help you decide which one is best suited to your needs.

Private clouds offer greater security and control

The private cloud is an IT infrastructure dedicated to a company or organization. Maintenance of this infrastructure is managed by the company itself, or by a specialized provider such as Serenisys.

Outsourcing this maintenance to a supplier gives your company exclusively reserved IT resources with one or more identified storage locations. This gives you total control over the management and security of your data.

The private cloud is ideal for companies concerned about the security of their data, such as SMES and SMEs. The advantages of the private cloud over the public cloud are numerous, as its customizability is limitless. As a result, this type of cloud can meet all the needs of an SME or ETI.

The public cloud: shared resources and storage

The public cloud is a cloud model in which computing resources are made available via the Internet. This cloud service is offered by third-party providers, often software publishers of business solutions. As with the private cloud, users can access these services from anywhere, and pay only for the resources they use.

On the other hand, if security is a major issue for you, you should be aware that data is stored on servers shared with all the other companies of the hosting provider, often without knowing where the data storage is located.

Small and medium-sized businesses are often more vulnerable to cyber-attacks due to limited IT resources. That's why we recommend setting up a private cloud. This allows greater control and remains the most reliable service on the market.

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