What is Cloud computing?
Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet. Cloud computing services can be public, private, or hybrid. Cloud computing enables users to access a range of cloud services such as cloud storage, file storage, free file sharing, cloud printing etc. We will focus on cloud storage here.
What is Public cloud storage?
Public cloud services are sold on demand, typically by the minute or hour, though long-term commitments are available for many services.Generally many businesses share the same server, reducing individual cost but limiting data privacy and security. Examples of this are OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox.
What is Private cloud storage?
A private cloud sometimes known as an internal cloud , enterprise cloud ,or a corporate cloud, resides on company’s intranet or hosted data centre where all of your data is protected behind a firewall. Unlike a public cloud, a private cloud is dedicated to a single business or organisation. Our Nextcloud solution is an example of this. The benefits are increased privacy, security and control.
What is Hybrid cloud storage?
A hybrid cloud is a combination of public cloud services and an on-premises private cloud, with some form of orchestration and automation between the two. This is mainly used at an enterprise or multinational level to manage services over many countries, or to deliver zero downtime services.