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If you see clouds …

There are 3 different type of cloud implementations that can be adopted by a company :

1. Private clouds. This type of clouds is the most expensive one in terms of implementation, since everything must be provided and maintained by ¬†everything by the company. The good side of it is TOTAL CONTROL. The company can design the cloud as they see fit, and also it won’t have to worry about the data contained in the cloud. For example, some companies and institutions by its nature and regulations won’t allow their data travel to someone else’ machine no matter what.

2. Public clouds. This type of clouds is the opposite of private clouds. All kinds of services, be it infrastructure, platform, service, or business process, is offered in this type of clouds. Although this type is the most expensive one in terms of maintenance, public clouds are the fastest way one can setup business with. Things a company should consider is the nature of data they are about to put in the clouds and the readiness of the software they are about to run in the cloud. While the data needs to met the legal and regulatory prerequisites, the software need to be at least a Software as a Service compliant.

3. Hybrid clouds. This type of clouds is harnessing the other two advantages. But of course there should be a standardized way to communicate between public clouds and private clouds.