Private Cloud vs Public Cloud

Cloud infrastructure and service models have become the most rapidly evolving sector in the IT industry. But along comes a raging debate on the preferred deployment model on the cloud infrastructure. Deciding to be on a certain side is highly subjective to the requirements of the organization and industry.

What are these cloud deployment models?

Public Cloud: This is the most popular cloud deployment model. The community of public cloud users is the largest and the top cloud service providers, such as AWS, Google, and Azure offer their maximum services under this category. However, the offerings are mostly rigid in terms of sizing, Support SLAs, and Security compliances. Most organizations have to align their solutions to match the services of the cloud provider.

Private Cloud: For some customers, security, flexibility, and infrastructure customization are of equal priority with cost. They opt for services that are dedicated to their requirements and yet cost them the same as a public cloud. That is the domain of the Private Cloud providers. They provide infrastructure services that are cost-effective, highly secure, compliant to all standard security as well as organizational security norms, and reliable.

How do these models compare against each other?

To keep the comparison fair, we take a look from the point-of-view of the users who define the infrastructure and non-functional requirements.

Strong security adherence and compliance: In comparison to the public cloud services, a private cloud service always provides better security to your data and solution. Private cloud provides better and more durable services for data retention and restoration. The resources of a private cloud are mostly dedicated to a single customer and hence many forms of security threats are greatly reduced.

Friendly support framework and handholding: A public cloud vendor would generally maintain a standard support mechanism resulting in many customers depending on community support for addressing specific concerns. A private cloud vendor serves its customers with round-the-clock support and even helps and guides in designing appropriate solution architectures.

Customized infrastructure for all types of workloads: It is impossible to customize the service structures and sizes in the case of a public cloud. Public cloud vendors offer sizes of fixed sizes based on greater demand from multiple customers. On the other hand, a private cloud provides infrastructure and services that are completely customized for your workloads and needs. If you need a VM with 6 cores of CPU and 8 GB memory for running a compute-intensive job with a low memory footprint, it may only be possible with a private cloud service.

Flexible pricing tailored for specific requirements: The cost of the service is always a top consideration in both cases. A private cloud outweighs a public cloud when a solution requires very customized infrastructure. With customizations, you reduce your resource projections and usage, and it helps you reduce the cost of subscribing to a service on a private cloud.

In general, both deployment models are good in their ways. However, a private cloud model with managed services helps you gain better control of your cost as well as service execution.

How can MoonSpace help?

We are a leading provider of private cloud services and end-to-end IT solutions in Australia. We help our customers migrate their existing and new solutions on the cloud platform with flexible pricing and secure, fast, scalable, and high available infrastructure. We provide end-to-end services for managing and supporting your IT solutions on the cloud so that you can focus on your business.

Discuss with us to find out more about running your business on our cloud in a cost-effective manner with high security.