Cloud computing provides huge benefits to companies of all sizes and specifics. However, for a business to make the most of cloud computing, especially when it comes to saving costs, and controlling other business-related expenses, it should opt for the appropriate deployment model offered by the cloud platform.
What Is A Cloud Deployment Model?
- A cloud deployment model is basically a configuration of cloud environment parameters such as accessibility, proprietorship, and storage size. To choose the best option for your business, Henson Group recommends making a choice based on your networking, storage requirements, computing, business goals, and TCO expectations as well as their available resources.
There are 3 types of cloud deployment models and they differ significantly for what a company opts for. These are public, private, and hybrid deployment models. In this post, we will discuss the three deployment models offered by Microsoft Azure and how you can benefit from them as a business.
Public Cloud Deployment Model
- The name pretty much says all – public clouds are available to the general public and any data created is stored on third-party servers. Since the servers belong to service providers that manage them and administer any pool resources, the requirement that a business must buy their own hardware is eliminated.
Provider companies have their own resources and they provide it as a service free of charge or in the case of Microsoft Azure, on the pay-as-you-go model.
Pros of Public Cloud
- Easy to access data
- Very cost-effective
- 24/7 upkeep
- No need for software
- Easy setup and use
Private Cloud Deployment Model
- There really is no big difference when it comes to public and private clouds from a technical point of view because both are designed very similarly. However, unlike the public cloud, very specific companies provide private cloud which in the world of IT is also called corporate or internal cloud.
Because the data centers architectures reside within a strong firewall, they provide enhanced security and is good for large enterprises that need to protect their data.
Pros of Private Cloud
- Both network and storage components are customizable
- High security
- High privacy
- High reliability
- Individual deployment
Hybrid Cloud Deployment Model
- A hybrid deployment model uses the best of both public and private clouds. It allows maximum mix and match of the features for a company and a company can choose what best suits their needs.
For instance, if a company requires balancing the load by locating any mission-critical workloads on a secure private cloud server and wants to deploy less sensitive ones to the public cloud, they can do so on this deployment model.
Benefits of a Hybrid model
- Enhanced flexibility
- Affordable Price
- Improved security and privacy
These models are offered by nearly all cloud platforms but as a business, it is important to work with a platform that has reasonable standings in the industry. We highly recommend choosing Microsoft Azure due to its cost-effectiveness and feature-rich cloud.
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If your company is looking to migrate to Azure our migration practice helps customers migrate from on-premise VMware/Hyper-V, Colo such as Rackspace, or other clouds like AWS to Microsoft Azure Datacenter or Azure Stack Infrastructures.
This team also helps clients migrate existing workloads in Azure IaaS to Azure PaaS including SQL Server to Azure SQL Database, SQL SSIS to Data Factory, SQL SSRS/Tableau to PowerBI, Data Warehouses to Cosmos DB, Azure SQL Database Tables to Data Lake, and many others.