When it comes to cloud computing, security will forever be a top priority. In fact, it is one of the largest influencers for companies as they determine their cloud strategy. However, it isn’t always obvious which solution offers the right amount of security. That’s why we’ll be taking a look at two of the most popular cloud offerings, public and private, and comparing their levels of security.
Security in Public Cloud
Opting for a public cloud means that you’re enlisting a third party provider to deliver a set of services over the internet. These services can range from processing power to storage capacity. Now, contrary to how it may seem, a public cloud doesn’t lack major security precautions. Over the years, public cloud providers have adapted and improved upon their security measures, enabling them to manage attacks that have only grown in terms of sophistication.
That being said, there are limitations to the level of security available. For example, companies that handle sensitive data may be unable to meet all required compliance aspects with a public cloud. Use cases that stand to benefit from employing a public cloud strategy are those that feature software-as-a-service applications coupled with vendor aided security, those that require additional capacity at a steady rate, those where multitudes of people will be accessing applications as well as those where testing and the development of application codes will be required.
Security in Private Cloud
Where private clouds are concerned, ownership rests with a single company, acting like an extension of a traditional data center. It is a nonshared resource that is optimized to provide processing power and storage capacity for the various types of functions.
However, it is with this ownership model that private clouds can offer upgraded security. Clients are reassured that their data is not only in compliance with the necessary legislation but also inaccessible to any unauthorized persons. As the sole user, the private cloud can also be customized to meet your needs, not just where performance is concerned but authentication as well. In this way, the use cases that benefit most are those that have mandated security or data privacy regulations imposed on them, or those that require a heavy-duty firewall to protect sensitive assets.
Where Does That Leave You?
As with most aspects of developing a cloud deployment strategy, there is no overarching right answer that applies equally to everyone – much of the right answer depends on your specific needs as a client. As an experienced cloud provider, VEXXHOST knows that no two businesses are the same so clearly, the security needs vary from company to company as well. While a public cloud may offer perfect security to one, another may find that a private cloud is a better fit. That’s why it’s vital for companies to partner with the right provider. At VEXXHOST, we not only offer public, private and hybrid clouds but we also offer a top-tier consulting service because we’re passionate about finding the best solution for each of our clients. There is so much more to what private cloud can offer, you can have a look for yourself in this all-encompassing post or contact us and let’s start a conversation about how VEXXHOST can help!