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According to a recent study, 83% Of Enterprise Workloads Will Be In The Cloud By 2020, but which cloud solution will see your organisation soar?

Today’s cloud systems are smart, enabling them to adapt easily and automatically. Applications can be deployed much faster without custom provision boxes. Once deployed those applications can dynamically scale on demand and resource issues like congestion and failure can be resolved automatically. The evolution of the cloud means that there are now several cloud solutions for your organisation to choose from:

Public clouds are hosted by a cloud service provider who rents space on the cloud to many tenants. Those customers will usually only pay for the services they use. They are a preferred choice for hosting everyday business support applications like HR, email and CRM. Where you can offload management in areas where you are happy to give up some control.

Public clouds are cost efficient, as you to only pay for the resources you use and innovative, enabling you to leverage the agility, flexibility and scalability of the public cloud. Your organisation can modernise applications with cloud capabilities for improved performance and reduced IT costs.

Private clouds only one tenant. You are still getting the functionality and security of a cloud, but you can control and customise it to fit your needs. Many companies are moving their data centres to private clouds to run core business applications that provide exclusive competitive advantages such as research and manufacturing supply chains.

Private clouds can deliver features faster by providing your users with on-demand, self-service access to infrastructure. They enhance security of dedicated, physically isolates network, compute and storage layers and allow for customisation of the dedicated compute, storage and networking components to best suit your needs. Overall improving performance by gaining performance advantages over public cloud, with dedicated resources of your business.

Hybrid clouds are a combination of private and public with both performing distinct functions within your organisation. This means you get the benefits of both, allowing you to choose what you want to control, and giving you the ability to create new applications with uncertain demand. The applications can be deployed on your private cloud and disperse to the public cloud during times of heightened demand. Hybrid clouds enable organisations to maximise their efficiencies with platforms that are integrated seamlessly. Using private clouds only where required and using public clouds for all the non-sensitive operations.

Hybrid clouds are scalable, secure and performant. The public cloud’s pay as-you-go scalability is ideal for heavy or unpredicted traffic and can reduce IT costs. Then, when you need enhanced security and ultimate control for business-critical apps and data, you can incorporate a private cloud. With single-tenant dedicated servers, you get ultrafast performance, security and reliability.

Multi-cloud is the next step of cloud-enabled IT architecture beyond hybrid cloud. It refers to a design that relies on multiple cloud providers - such as Microsoft, AWS and VMware. For example, you may be running workloads that require large pools of storage and networking on a private cloud. At the same time, you may have a workload that needs to scale up and down quickly on a public cloud, such as Microsoft. Each workload is running on the ideal cloud, but now you have multiple clouds to manage.

Multi-cloud allows your business to accommodate unique needs, you can run each workload where it performs best, for the lower cost. A Multi-cloud enables data mobility, avoiding vendor lock-in.

How can Pinacl help?

At Pinacl we understand that each business has unique requirements and therefore will require a tailored solution to achieve optimal results.  Pinacl can help to design a cloud solution that will meet your current and future requirements ensuring high performance and vigorous security.  If you would like to find out more about our Cloud solutions, then contact us today.

*Statistic from The Future of the Cloud Study by Logicmonitor


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