The Future of Data Transfer
As technology has advanced and the level of automation and data collection necessary in ordinary business has increased, the need for every company to have their own data management solutions has continued to grow.
These days, every competitive firm is a technology company in a sense.
Hybrid & Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud
In the cloud computing world, there are two major categories: private and public. Private clouds consist of internal solutions which are often referred to as enterprise cloud solutions. These are hosted on the company’s intranet or in a data centre, and have the benefit of a firewall to protect them. If a company is already managing their own data centre, this is fine, but for a fledgling company, the costs can be prohibitive and outside of their expertise.
Cloud services like AWS ( Amazon Web Services) are examples of public cloud technology that seek to solve this issue. Companies choose a provider to be responsible for the management and maintenance of their data and it is then stored in that provider’s data centre. This has a clear cost and convenience advantage, but comes with more security risks.
Choosing the best of Cloud Services
Debate about the strengths and weaknesses of each of these cloud solutions has led to more companies going the hybrid cloud IT infrastructure route. This is where companies use a mix of cloud services that has both in house and external cloud computing services.
As anyone could tell from looking at the news today, businesses are learning they need to be much more careful about how they transfer and protect data. This caution is a lot of what has enabled hybrid and private cloud solutions to gain so much steam in the marketplace.
As one would expect, hybrid clouds are a mix of private and public clouds. Considering each solution has its own pros and cons, once you take them into account, you can optimise your cloud computing solution to harness the best of both worlds.
Data sensitivity and the benefits of a hybrid approach
With data regulations constantly changing, the goal is to have the sensitive data stay in house, but have other data go into the public cloud. Using hybrid cloud technology allows companies to keep their costs down and save lots of time, while maintaining their reputation and security by keeping the most important data safe.
Data transfer will continue to evolve, and with hybrid solutions there are certain applications and data that will run on both solutions. For example, a company could maintain an application on their private server, but when demand picks up have the overflow go to the public data center.
As time goes on and the need for security picks up, we will see many more innovative cloud technology solutions work their way into the foreground of the IT security world.