Data protection is something that companies should have. It is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption, compromise or loss (Margaret Rouse) and one thing that we could use for it is a cloud backup service provider. In this article, we are going to tell you about pros and cons of it and also, we are going to tell you about the pros and cons of a public, private, and hybrid cloud.

One form of data protection is offered by Hitachi ICT Private Cloud. They identify and suggest opportunities for you to improve your business via cloud solutions, then supervise the migration with utmost care. If you are looking for a good private cloud solution, you should definitely check them out.

First off, Computer Weekly will tell us about the pros and cons of using a cloud backup provider.

The pros and cons of using a cloud backup provider

Using a cloud backup provider for data protection has a number of key advantages, such as scalability; freedom from day-to-day management; and potential cost savings on bandwidth, compared with writing data between multiple sites. But using a cloud backup provider also comes with drawbacks, such as possible latency issues and questions related to handing data over to a third party for safekeeping.

In this interview, Bureau Chief Antony Adshead speaks with Chris Evans, an independent consultant with Langton Blue, about the pros and cons of using a cloud backup provider and how best to incorporate cloud backup into your data protection regime.

Read the transcript or listen to the podcast on the pros and cons of using a cloud backup service provider. Read more here.

One benefit given is that it is massively scalable. It means that you can save up a really large number of data in here. On the other hand, one disadvantage comes if you’re dependent on that one cloud backup provider and then the provider suddenly goes out of business. What do we do about that?

Moving further, we are going to talk about public, private, and hybrid cloud. Paul Williams will tell us about the pros and cons of each.

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid Cloud — What are the Pros and Cons?

As companies — and consumers — continue their march to Cloud-based services, what are the major advantages and disadvantages between the various public, private, and hybrid offerings? Many smaller firms simply leverage public backup services to gain an added layer of security for important documents and media, while larger enterprises take advantage of a growing number of SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and DBaaS providers, benefitting from the cost savings and competitive bonuses earned by optimizing employee efficiency through mobile, always on access to their work.

Those same larger businesses also face the question of choosing a public Cloud-based service, implementing their own private solution, or going with some hybrid mixture of the two.

The Public Cloud Brings Ease of Use

One major advantage of the public model is its relative simplicity, especially when considering the prospect of a business’s entire staff using a variety of SaaS applications to perform their daily work. When adding BYOD mobile considerations along with the capability of working from home, public service offerings make sense for many enterprises as well as some smaller and medium-sized firms. For many companies, usability and ease of use trump all other factors. Read more here.

So to summarize, according to Paul, the public cloud brings ease of use, the private cloud means better privacy, and the hybrid solution may actually be your best option. To give you more information about each that could help you choose what’s best for your business, let us read Karina Fabin’s article below.

Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud vs. Hybrid Cloud Storage: What’s Best for Your Business

Running programs and storing information on the cloud is no longer a new idea but a standard practice. More than 95 percent of businesses are running applications or using cloud storage, according to a 2017 poll by Right Scale. But there are several different types of cloud-storage solutions, which are suited to different business needs.

When determining your cloud storage needs, consider the path that is leading you to the cloud-storage solution, advised Tad Brockway, program manager for Azure Storage. He said there are three decision paths most customers are on:

  1. Workload-oriented path: Businesses on this path are considering cloud storage because of an application operating on a cloud. As a result, storage is the means to an end.
  2. Storage-first path: Customers are at a decision point with their current storage solutions. They need to upgrade or expand their infrastructure, for example. This usually involves data that is archived, backed up or that needs to be shared companywide. Read more here.

Aside from the pros and cons mentioned, they also mentioned about the three decision paths that customers are on. Anyways, each kind of cloud storage is different from each other. Each has its own advantages that we could benefit from, but each also has its own disadvantage. Anyway, the choice is ours to make. We just have to think of what cloud storage would be best for our business, company, or organization.

Pros and Cons of Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud