Solutions & Services
The term “cloud computing” in its modern context was first heard on August 9, 2006, when then Google CEO Eric Schmidt introduced the term to an industry conference.
Since then many organisations have adopted cloud solutions and enjoyed the benefits, like Microsoft 365 for example.
The top cloud companies, Google, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce and IBM would like every organisation to put all of their data and applications into the cloud. The reality is that most small and medium businesses choose to deploy a hybrid solution.
Each business has different needs and priorities that’s why we have set out the pros and cons of a cloud first strategy verses a Hybrid or on premise private cloud solutions. Discover more below or contact us here for assistance with Cloud Solutions.
Public Cloud - Cloud First
From 2015 onwards we began to hear the term “Cloud First Strategy” The UK government published guidelines in February 2017 stating “ When procuring new or existing services, public sector organisations should consider and fully evaluate potential cloud solutions first before considering any other option.
A private cloud deployed on technology that is hosted in you company’s building gives you all the benefits of public cloud without the worries around security. Many highly regulated organisations choose a private cloud to meet legislative data security requirements, healthcare for example.
Whilst the common belief is that Hybrid Cloud is only workable for large enterprises there is more evidence to suggest otherwise. Most SMB companies that have deployed a hybrid solution do so for the same reasons as an enterprise. (In this example more than 1000 employees).