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When is public cloud the best option?
But not all public clouds are the same. Depending on your organisation’s needs, your public cloud strategy may include different models, as defined in the graphic:
Smooth migration and efficient management
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What role does public cloud play in a hybrid cloud architecture?
Serving as an ideal complement to your private cloud and/or on-premises infrastructure, public cloud provides additional resources and scalability options to handle peak workloads and surges in demand.
Public cloud also enables your businesses to take advantage of cutting-edge technologies and services that may not be available in the other components of your environment.
By using public cloud services for non-sensitive workloads, your organisation can cut costs while keeping your sensitive data and critical applications on-premises or in a private cloud. With this setup, you’re now equipped with a flexible and efficient hybrid cloud solution that meets your specific business needs.
Use case examples
Public cloud provides an ideal environment for hosting web and mobile applications, as it offers the flexibility and scalability needed to handle the traffic demands of these workloads.
Public cloud storage provides a cost-effective solution for data storage and backup, with the ability to easily scale storage capacity as needed.
Providing a flexible and agile environment for software development and testing, public cloud allows developers to quickly spin up and tear down resources as needed.
When used as a disaster recovery solution, public cloud provides a reliable and redundant backup environment in case of a disaster or outage in the primary data centre.
Public cloud provides the processing power and scalability needed to process and analyse large data sets, making it an ideal solution for big data and analytics workloads.
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Why choose Proact as your public cloud partner?
Many organisations are convinced of the benefits and opportunities brought about by migrating to the public cloud. And while it may be tempting to explore this new technology on your own, this can become a complex and expensive process if your organisation lacks the necessary expertise.
For long-term success in the public cloud, implementation and support are crucial.
Our public cloud implementation and support process consists of the following phases →
Adapting to change
Migrating to public cloud can be time-consuming, as it requires careful planning and coordination between different teams. Furthermore, it’s important to keep in mind that data migration is only part of the story: Application compatibility and security considerations play a considerable role as well.
This can be a challenging task for your IT team to take on by itself. We recommend working with a partner who – while taking your organisation’s individual requirements into consideration – has carried out of migrations and knows how to carry out this process the most efficiently.
Public cloud management tools such as AWS Management Console, Azure Portal Google Cloud Console provide a centralised platform to manage infrastructure, monitor performance and automate workflows.
To make the management component even easier, our public cloud solution streamlines IT management and implementation by automating routine tasks and processes. This enables your team to allocate their time and resources towards more strategic and value-adding activities, thereby enhancing productivity and efficiency.
And for the management tasks that can’t be automated, we offer extensive training and knowledge transfer to the IT department and end-users — including hands-on workshops, manuals and online resources.
Public cloud providers commonly implement measures such as network security, data encryption, identity and access management as well as compliance certifications to protect user data.
However, public cloud operates on the “Shared responsibility model”. This means that the public cloud provider secures their own cloud (e.g. they will ensure the physical security of their data centre(s)), although the exact components which the cloud provider protects varies depending on the provider. In contrast, whatever customers run or store within the cloud is their responsibility. Therefore, endpoint protection, network security, access management and data accountability all need to be managed by the customer.
If ensuring the security of your organisation’s responsibility within the public cloud seems daunting, reach out to a partner who has established processes and best practices. Our public cloud solution includes robust data encryption, multi-factor authentication and regular security updates to ensure your sensitive information is well-protected. Furthermore, our team of experts maintains a vigilant watch for potential threats and takes prompt action to mitigate them — so your company and your customers can rest assured knowing their data is well-protected.
The cost of public cloud varies based on usage and storage network bandwidth, and can be estimated using cloud provider calculators.
While these calculators are a good start, they are not able to deliver the accurate figures that can be provided by a local partner who can look at your existing infrastructure and identify components which could be leveraged in a less expensive way through public cloud resources.
Other factors to consider include reserved instances, discounts and operational costs such as monitoring and management. We’ll help you make sense of these and – when implemented together with the measures above – provide you with a realistic estimate of what public cloud will cost your organisation.
Compliance requirements can be addressed by choosing a cloud provider that has certifications and complies with relevant regulations such as GDPR. We are happy to assist you in doing so.
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