What is a Public Cloud? 

As you may already know there are three types of cloud, public, hybrid and private.   A public cloud provider may make space available to the general public and is based on the standard cloud computing model and is scalable.  This availability will be over the internet and will house all of your data meaning you will not be responsible for the management of hosting.

If you are storing your data on a third party server, which is housed in a data centre, you want to ensure the data centre is in the UK and governed by strict laws concerning data or in Europe which is equally governed by strict laws.  Not all providers will be able to say where your data will be stored which may cause you problems under GDPR.

One of the good points of using Public Cloud providers is that they allow businesses to use whatever cloud back up software they choose which is important if you have spent a lot of money on software.  Also, some providers offer pay as you go or are free.

There are some things you may want to consider:

  • What do you have to store?
  • How much do you have to store?
  • How will this increase in the coming years?

If you are looking at solutions and wondering ‘What is a public cloud’ , please do contact us or call us on 0333 241 2544 as we offer a free business review which may help determine which solution would best suite your company’s data.

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