Navigating Cloud Deployment Options

Navigating Cloud Deployment Options

Cloud Migration

Navigating Cloud Deployment Options

With the rapid growth of cloud computing, organizations must evaluate various deployment approaches to meet their needs. Here is an overview of the main models and key considerations for each:

Public Cloud

The public cloud involves leveraging cloud infrastructure shared between many customers, hosted by vendors like AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.

  • Pros: Scalability, pay-as-you-go pricing, no upfront infrastructure costs
  • Cons: Limited customization and control, reliance on vendor uptime and security
  • Use Cases: Variable or temporary workloads, new customer-facing apps, startups

Private Cloud

Private cloud provides a proprietary, dedicated environment on-premises or privately hosted.

  • Pros: Full control and customization, improved security, meet compliance needs
  • Cons: Higher upfront Capex, IT skills needed to build and manage
  • Use Cases: Regulated workloads (healthcare data), migrating VMware environments

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid blends public and private cloud to get ideal architecture for each workload.

  • Pros: Flexibility, avoid vendor lock-in, optimize spends
  • Cons: More complex integration and management
  • Use Cases: Analytics, disaster recovery, data residency needs

Key is aligning the deployment model with your functional and security requirements, existing assets, and cost management needs. Evaluating workloads and data helps determine the right cloud strategy. Many leverage a mix of public, private and hybrid cloud.

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