Should you use a Public or Private Cloud?

With a vast part of the business world continuing to migrate their data and systems to the Cloud, a bewildering array of Cloud options have sprung into being. Among the various options, there is an increasing interest in having a private Cloud. This raises a new and important question for organizations looking to complete their Cloud transition: do they choose a public or private Cloud, and why?

What is the Cloud?

The Cloud is a system of hosting computing power and storage externally to your own company systems, as opposed to a more traditional on-premises system of internally controlled servers.

The so-called Cloud transformation has referred to the trend of companies making increasing use of the Cloud and its benefits – mainly lowered operating costs (due to not having to host and run your own servers) and increased flexibility. It’s easier to scale up when needed, as you are wholly divorced from the need to operate your own hardware.

What’s the difference between private or public?

Public Clouds are cloud computing services delivered over infrastructure shared by multiple customers. Generally, they are established and run by major providers, and represent a significant part of the ongoing transformation. Names like Microsoft Azure or Amazon’s AWS are impossible to skip in these discussions, and tend to dominate both the conversation and the market.

By contrast, private clouds are a single-tenant environment, meaning all resources are accessible to one customer only. This isolated access is greatly desirable for customers who might want greater security or conformity with some of the harsher regulations on data control.

Private clouds are typically hosted on-premises in the customer’s data center. But private clouds can also be hosted on an independent cloud provider’s infrastructure – the only criterion is to limit processing power and hardware sharing to only one organization. For organizations choosing the Cloud over an on-premises data center, this is typically the option they will look at.

Why choose a private cloud?


The main reasons for choosing a private Cloud over a public Cloud option are:

  • Enhanced Privacy features for sensitive data (especially for finance or healthcare)
  • Full control over your data and environment
  • Increased flexibility and options

The private Cloud model has less risk of being locked in with an undesirable contract than public Cloud providers, and less limitations. Private Clouds offer independence and customization for your specific needs. With private cloud, you can optimize your systems for cost-efficiency based on actual usage and needs rather than adhering to the pricing models and tiers offered by public Cloud providers.

Meet contentACCESS Cloud

TECH-ARROW’s contentACCESS Cloud is our SaaS model, offering all the benefits of a traditional public Cloud solution in a private Cloud package. Offering vendor-independence and a cost-effective scaling model combined with EU regulatory compliance for your storage, you can take full control of your data. Above and beyond the SaaS model, we also offer a private Cloud option to our MSP partners with all the same advantages.

Our contentACCESS Cloud combines the security of private Clouds with the convenience of the Cloud, ensuring you will have full control over your data. This approach is perfect for businesses looking for scalable archiving options that don’t compromise on convenience or compliance. If you are ready to make the switch, contact us. Our company can be with you every step of the way – from the initial proof of concept and migration to the final implementation and maintenance.


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by Matúš Koronthály