Today’s post addresses the first question from Asigra’s white paper on “What you need to know about cloud backup: your guide to cost, security, and flexibility”. The question is “What does public, private and hybrid cloud actually mean?”
Asigra’s explanations for each of these three terms are:
- Public Cloud – is a managed solution that involves an off-site data center to provide flexibility and scalability for compute and storage needs.
- Private Cloud – this model occurs when a company builds and manages its own off-site data center that operates behind a corporate firewall.
- Hybrid Cloud – offers a mixed approach to infrastructure that links together two unique data centers, one private and the other public.
The white paper explains how the cloud model can impact the organization’s BURR (backup, recovery and restore) solution. For example, a public cloud backup will typically require the services of a cloud backup service provider that can supply both the infrastructure and the necessary backup and recovery software and operational expertise. With the other two options, an organization might need a service provider to provide the software platform to manage backups in their private cloud.
The next blog post will answer “What are the common steps required to implement a cloud BURR solution?”