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Business in the cloud environment

Year 2009 has shaked the global economic system, forcing businesses to look for cost-effective solutions, that is why virtual data storage and processing tools became a favorable and successful option to cut outsourcing expenses. Cloud can be accessed from anywhere, anytime - cloud user only needs to have a computer or a digital device (smartphone), and an internet connection. Cloud provides options for uninterruptable business continuity; as a result, companies can implement long-term strategies, adapt to evolving environment and lower investments, for instance, financial savings on new hardware purchase.

Choose your cloud

There are three main groups using cloud solutions: those who use publicly available internet resources based on cloud (email, photo and video exchange, internet banking etc.), those using public clouds hosted by global providers (Amazon, Microsoft, Google) and customers of professional IT companies like Baltic data center operator DEAC, who specializes in building public and private clouds. 

What is the difference between public and private cloud? Both solutions are based on the data center infrastructure; but if security and process management flexibility is an issue, DEAC advises to build a private cloud. Private cloud is built for a specific group or company running all processes on a dedicated infrastructure, it allows to manage scalability and adjust processes to specific company’s needs. As opposed to the private cloud, public cloud space is shared with several users, connected to the cloud via internet, and this is a cost-effective way to go – costs on electricity, licensing, applications, hardware are split among all tenants.

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