🕒 Reading Time: 2 minutesI talk to a lot of companies that want to move workloads into the cloud. When asked why, the immediate response is always “to save money”. The primary goal is to save money on electricity, hardware and staff. This is all good in theory, however, the cloud can actually cost more than an on-premise solution if you pick the wrong company or the wrong service. This article will explain the benefits of public and private cloud infrastructure from our point of view and how not to get locked into a cloud solution that eats away at your company’s profits. When a public cloud costs more than private cloud:
- Deployments with high processing requirements
- Deployments with high bandwidth requirements
- Deployments with tight compliance guidelines
- Deployments with large storage requirements
- Public Clouds leverage the internet for access to hardware and virtualized resources shared in multi-tenant environment.
- Virtual Private Clouds consist of private clouds isolated within a public cloud for a single tenant. Kind of like having your own floor in an apartment building.
- Dedicated Private Clouds provide dedicated hardware so customers may retain control over management and security.