September 29th, 2021            Click here to download the PDF file

Cloud Platform, Part 3 of 3

How to Choose the Right Type of Cloud for Your Organization


Through the first two newsletters, we gave you have a preliminary understanding of the development, technology, advantages of the cloud platform, and the benefits that it can bring to your business.

According to the Gartner Group’s forecast, IT investment in cloud installations is expected to grow 18% by the end of this year, and by 2024, is projected will grow to over 14% of IT expenditures. At the same time, as organizations begin to recover as the Covid-19 epidemic begins to wane adoption, we expect that cloud platforms will be more widely adopted and continue to accelerate even more. With this change, an organization’s ability to choose the appropriate cloud architecture will become essential for business success.

In this issue, we’ll highlight some of the key technical, financial and business considerations in this increasingly important area of IT.

Key Factors to Consider

Do you need a private or public cloud? Or should it be a hybrid cloud? Before you decide, here are some important factors to consider:

•  Business needs: What are your business needs? How will cloud help you address these? What scale and scope of capabilities are needed today or In the near future? Answers to these questions are essential for choosing the right type of cloud architecture and capabilities.

•  Budget: Budget will affect the time and quality of your cloud platform development. If cost is not a primary consideration, top cloud providers already in the market can provide you with services, and will likely give you the quickest path to completion. On the other hand, if budget is a major constraint, you may have to make tradeoffs in capabilities and time to completion.

•  Technical capabilities of your current IT organization: Choosing a cloud platform compatible with the technical capabilities of the company's organization will help you stay ahead of maintenance and operational problems, and promote clearer planning of future expansion and upgrades.

Private Cloud

Private Cloud refers to a cloud computing solution dedicated to a single enterprise or group of employees. Here, the supplier uses its own infrastructure or customer’s data center to deploy a customized cloud platform to provide on-demand compute capabilities, through a dedicated network thereby providing unique business capabilities while addressing internal requirements with ready ability to respond to changes in organizational business development.

This solution is attractive because it offers a high degree of controllability and security, and it is suitable for large organizations in data-sensitive industries and government units that are especially sensitive to these issues. However, deployment requires an advanced data center, requisite technical capabilities, and the ability to support infrastructure expansion as business demand grows.

Advantages of Private Cloud

•  Customization: The architecture specification can be customized according to the user's special business and security requirements.

•  Security: A local data center provides an isolated environment, with no direct access by external staff, but can set identity verification to specify access permissions from outside the data center, providing better security and privacy of system information than a geographically distributed system.

•  Low latency data access: Because the resources are located in a local data center, data latency is inherently low.

Disadvantages of Private Cloud

•  High cost: Costs such as maintaining and upgrading software and hardware, etc. are borne by the owner rather than shared, making the fixed cost of a private cloud high.

•  High skill threshold for operation and maintenance management: It is necessary to invest in training the IT team to have sufficient ability to manage operation and maintenance.

•  Lower scalability: Scaling is subject to availability of local computing resources, thereby limiting response when faced with unpredictable needs.

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