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Public Cloud

There are three types of Cloud when it comes to cloud computing.  On this page we will discuss the Public Cloud.

  • Public
  • Hybrid
  • Private

Public cloud services may be free or offered on a pay-per-usage model. A public cloud is one based on the standard cloud computing model and is scalable. A Cloud provider will make server space available to the general public.  This will be done over the internet for you to house all of your data.  It also means you are not responsible for the management of hosting the solution.  Your data is stored on a third party server which will normally be housed in a data centre for which they are responsible for.

If your company is based in the UK then you want this to be in the UK or the EU.  This will ensure the data centre is governed by strict EU laws concerning data.  There may be some providers who cannot say where your data will be stored. This can cause problems for you under GDPR.  One of the drawbacks, according to research, is that there are concerns about security.   There is other research showing security breaches are rare. You should check your security policy which may not extend to the Cloud.

Another concern with having your own server is that it might have to be replaced.  This can be expensive which is why hosting your data on the Cloud is such a great solution.  Public Cloud providers allow businesses to use whatever cloud backup software they choose.  This is important as many companies have any spent a lot of money on software.  Another factor is that some public cloud facilities are free or offer pay as you go structure.

You have to consider what you have to store. It is useful to look at the quantity too.   If you do this you can then look at all the options before making a decision.  We can help you find the right solution.  Contact GNC Technology on 0333 241 2544 and we can arrange for a free business review which will help determine which solution would best suit your company and its data.