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October 11, 2016

Private vs Public Cloud

by Greg Williams

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(Written by Keren Gosdin)

The simplest way to begin this debate is to first explain what a public cloud is. In its simplest form, a public cloud is an infrastructure built using shared computing resources that can provide service to multiple clients rather than being utilized by a single entity with sole access to the cloud. The data is stored in a data center offered by a provider who is also responsible for the up keeping and management of your cloud and the data center itself. Companies that are looking for quality cloud management at an affordable price should consider using a public cloud in order to have lower costs while maintaining peace of mind knowing their data is secure and properly hosted. Other key features that public cloud offers include the pay-per-use model along with quick access to resources otherwise difficult to obtain. Having a company managing your public cloud allows businesses to focus on company growth without having to worry about their data.

A private cloud on the other hand, typically resides within a company’s intranet or data center. This option can become pricey, as it requires the individual company to maintain it, replace servers as needed, and manage any issues that may arise. Technology is ever changing, and with these changes come upgrades, new software, and new infrastructure. The downfall of owning a private cloud comes with having to come up with funds to upgrade to these changes each and every year so as to not become obsolete. For clients looking for dedicated resources, Limestone Networks offers dedicated hardware on their d1 class instances in addition to bare-metal servers that will never be shared with another customer. Clients looking to keep their resources to themselves can trust Limestone Networks will have a solution.

Cost wary businesses recognize that they may not always have the funds to stay on top of these changes and instead turn to solutions like Limestone Networks’ public cloud, OnePortal Rapid. Trust your data to a company that has built their cloud using the latest open source technology to provide a swift, feature rich, highly available platform.

Several other key features include:

Flexible Billing:
Scale up or down as needed. Down to the minute, consumption only, utility-style billing model for OnePortal Rapid starting at $0.02 per hour.

Network Protection:
All instances come standard with security group firewalls. Any instance can be built with DDoS protection.

Solid Network:
Fast, low latency 100Gbps+ network connects our hypervisors to the Internet and private network over IPv4 and IPv6.

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Limestone Networks is committed to offering its clients quality service and strives to continually roll out new features to OnePortal Rapid in order to ensure its clients are continually using state of the art technology without having to compromise price for quality. As more and more new features and changes roll out, it’s no wonder more businesses continue to turn to public cloud for their hosted services.

Looking for a public cloud solution? Ask for a test drive of OnePortal Rapid in live chat.

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