The use of cloud technologies is a must for large businesses as well as startups. There is a fast expansion of the cloud market. Numerous platforms are available, so the options are endless.
Finding the best solution for your company strategy can be very challenging. Newcomers are especially impacted by this. Choosing a platform is further complicated since there is no common scheme to assess providers or what they have to offer. Most have very specific features just as organizations have specific needs.
Some basic criteria that can be used to help choose the right cloud platform. Here we discuss that criteria and a list of platforms worth looking into.
When choosing a cloud computing platform, important features must be considered.
The type of cloud platform you choose will also depend on business needs.
Public clouds are better suited for storing non-sensitive data. This is because they have a shared infrastructure and provide service to multiple customers. There are free versions as well as pay-per-use options. Public clouds have the highest vulnerability of cyberattacks.
Private clouds are best suited to store sensitive data such as healthcare information. A proprietary infrastructure serves only one customer. Private clouds work well for unpredictable needs and changing business models.
Hybrid clouds are a combination of the best features in private and public clouds. A company can shift between several public and private clouds. Sensitive data can be stored on a private repository and less sensitive information can be stored on a public one. Hybrids are the ideal choice for a business that has highly changeable workloads.