08-05-22 | Blog Post

The Cloud Conundrum: Choosing the Right Cloud for Your Business  

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Which Otava Cloud Solution is Right for Your Business? 


There was a time when businesses didn’t have to think too hard about their technology needs. If they needed a new server, they just went out and bought one. If they needed more storage, they added another drive to their existing server. 


But the innovation of cloud technology has altered this process. Businesses today need to decide which type of cloud is right for them – public, private, or hybrid – and that can be a daunting task. In this blog post, we’ll help you make sense of it all and choose the right cloud for your business. 


Otava Offers Many Different Types of Cloud – But which Is Right for You? 


There are a variety of cloud environments available, each with its own advantages.. To choose the right one for your business, you need to understand the different options and how they can best be used.  


1. Otava Public Cloud 

The public cloud can be an attractive option for organizations just starting to dip their toes into cloud computing.  A third-party service provider maintains and manages public clouds, meaning businesses don’t have to invest in infrastructure. 


Some common use cases for the public cloud include web hosting, email hosting, backup, and disaster recovery. Public clouds are also highly scalable, so businesses can easily add or remove resources. Public clouds also offer a pay-as-you-go pricing model, which can help to control costs. Overall, the public cloud is a good option for businesses that want to get started with cloud computing without making a significant investment. 


2. Otava Private Cloud    

A private cloud is a cloud infrastructure that is used only by one company. It may be handled by the organization or a third party, and it might be on-premises or off-premises. The benefits of a public cloud are replicated in a private cloud. However, security and control are enhanced. 


A private cloud can be deployed on-premises, off-premises, or a combination of both. Organizations should consider their specific needs and requirements when choosing a private cloud solution. For example, an organization that requires high levels of security and compliance might opt for an on-premises private cloud solution. Conversely, an organization looking to minimize upfront capital investment might choose an off-premises solution. 


3. Otava Hybrid Cloud   

The hybrid cloud is a type of cloud computing that combines elements of both public and private clouds. It allows businesses to use both models’ benefits while controlling their data and applications. One of the main benefits of a hybrid cloud is that it gives businesses the flexibility to choose which apps and data should be stored in the public cloud and which should be kept in the private cloud.  


This can help improve security and compliance while allowing businesses to take advantage of the cost savings and scalability of the public cloud. A hybrid cloud can also help businesses avoid vendor lock-in, as they are not reliant on one specific provider. A use case for a hybrid cloud would be a business that needs to store sensitive data in a private cloud but also wants to take advantage of the cost savings and scalability of the public cloud for less critical applications. 


4. Otava Managed Azure  

Managed Azure is a cloud computing technology that enables businesses to manage their Azure infrastructure. It includes various tools and services that make routine activities easier, such as setting up resources, managing users, and monitoring activity. Managed Azure also offers a central platform for enterprises to track and control all of their Azure assets. This may assist organizations in saving time and money by eliminating the requirement to employ several employees to handle various aspects of their IT infrastructure. 


Managed Azure helps businesses manage their computing resources and gives them control over who has access to them. In addition, Managed Azure can aid organizations in improving their security posture by allowing them to fine-tune access permissions for individual users.  


One use case for Otava Managed Azure Cloud is businesses that need to rapidly scale their applications or services in response to changing demand. Managed Azure Cloud can quickly provision additional resources without requiring upfront investments or long-term commitments.  As a result, businesses can respond quickly and efficiently to changes in demand without incurring excess costs. 


Otava Managed Cloud  

In the simplest terms, managed cloud means that your Otava team will work with you to set up, configure and manage your cloud-based applications and infrastructure. You can consider it an extension of your IT department, providing the expertise and resources you need to get the most out of your cloud investment.  


Even if you’re unfamiliar with the term managed cloud, you’re likely already using some form. By using any cloud-based software, such as Google Apps or Salesforce, you’re taking advantage of the cloud’s scalability and flexibility. 


And if you’ve ever used web-based email services, such as Gmail or Outlook.com, you’ve experienced the convenience of being able to access your email from anywhere. Managed Cloud takes this convenience a step further by providing a single point of contact for all your cloud-based needs.  


Whether you need help setting up a new application or troubleshooting an issue with an existing one, your Otava team is here to help. In addition to providing support for your applications, we can help you manage your infrastructure, including storage, networking, and security. We’ll work with you to ensure your data is safe and secure. 


Self-Managed Cloud 

Otava is a Self-Managed Cloud provider, which means that we give our clients the tools and resources they need to manage their cloud infrastructure. This includes providing access to a private data center, allowing our clients to control their environment, and offering 24/7 support.  


We believe this approach gives our clients the flexibility and control they need to optimize their infrastructure for their specific needs. Additionally, our team of experts is always available to help our clients troubleshoot any issues that may arise. As a result, Otava can provide a tailored cloud experience that helps our clients achieve their desired outcomes. 


Bottom Line 

When choosing a cloud provider, it is important to consider your business’s needs and budget. Otava can help you with any cloud options, from public to private to hybrid. We’ll work with you to understand your business goals and needs and then help you select the right cloud solution to meet those needs. Contact us today to get started on your cloud transformation journey. 


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