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What Type Of Cloud Is Best For Your DD Organization… Public, Private, Or Hybrid?

County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and related organizations use the Cloud for any number of services, like cloud-based data backup services, access to robust types of software that can be purchased as needed, and for increased accessibility and productivity when employees are away from the office and need to access files and applications.

However, for many, the question remains: “Should we use a public, hybrid, or private cloud? Before deciding, it’s essential you know the differences and the advantages of each.

There Are Advantages To Each Type Of Cloud Computing

Using any one of these cloud solutions provides:

  • Reduced Costs – There’s no need to purchase hardware or software. You only pay for what you use.
  • Better Reliability – Redundant systems reduce the chance of failure.
  • More Scalability – Resources can be increased or decreased to fix exactly what you need.
  • Enhanced Speed and Performance – You never have to upgrade your servers.
  • Increased Productivity – You’ll have instant access to more IT resources without having to plan and implement a new IT system.

The Advantages Of A Public Cloud

This is the most common form of cloud computing. The cloud provider owns and operates the resources which are shared by all tenants that use the service. Anyone can sign up and resources are automatically provisioned from a shared pool.

With a public cloud:

  • There are no barriers to entry; anyone can use this service.
  • Costs are low.
  • There are minimal security or compliance concerns.

A public cloud a good fit for organizations with IT staff but that don’t want to spend upfront capital to host it themselves.

The Advantages Of A Private Cloud

A private cloud is an environment where computing resources are reserved for your use and maintained on a secure private network. Private clouds are protected by a secure firewall and can offer high performance due to their single use. This means you can customize the solution to meet your exact needs.

With a private cloud:

  • You have more flexibility and tailored solutions.
  • You’re guaranteed that resources won’t be shared by others.
  • You’ll have improved security.

A private cloud is a good fit for organizations:

  • With minimal IT staff (pre-built solutions).
  • When security is the main concern.
  • That need to meet stricter security for compliance.

The Advantages Of A Hybrid Cloud

A hybrid cloud is a combination of on-premise systems with private or public clouds.

With a hybrid cloud:

  • You have control and flexibility over where your data exists. You can choose which data and systems stay on-premise and which move to the Cloud.
  • It can be used while transitioning to the Cloud to break down the migration into more manageable pieces.

A hybrid cloud is a good fit for:

  • Organizations with skilled IT staff who want maximum control.
  • Large organizations looking to begin a move to the Cloud.

There’s No One Right Choice

There’s rarely a “one-size-fits-all” solution for developmental disabilities organizations when it comes to using a public, private, or hybrid cloud. Each organization can benefit from different cloud technologies in various ways. Plus, the Cloud landscape is always changing, so it’s important that you talk to an expert. In future articles we will discuss the advantages to the Cloud and why you shouldn’t fear it, why the GO Concepts Private Cloud is special, and why the Cloud can be a better option having your own in-house servers.

When it’s time to make a decision for your County Board of DD or related organization, it’s best to defer to a professional IT Service Provider like GO Concepts that understands what you do and your unique requirements. We provide scalable and customizable cloud solutions and remote desktops, so you can take advantage of the most up-to-date, innovative, secure solutions for an affordable, monthly fee. You can trust GO Concepts, “The Premier Information Technology Solutions Provider In Ohio For Agencies, Independent Providers and County Boards For the Developmentally Disabled.

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