Public, Private, Hybrid. Which Cloud Is Best For QuickBooks Hosting?

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Public, Hybrid, Private.

Which One To Choose When It Comes To QuickBooks Hosting

One way to think about how the Cloud works, is to view the Cloud like the internet. Basically, the Cloud is a virtual place that will secure your data and information. There are three different types of Clouds. There is a private Cloud, a public Cloud and a hybrid Cloud. All three Clouds have different levels of management and security. This article will break up the similarities from the three Clouds and how they work with QuickBooks Hosting.

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QuickBooks Hosting & The Public Cloud

The public Cloud is just how it sounds. It’s public. This type of Cloud has an infrastructure that is available from an off-site Internet source. Since this type of Cloud is not private, it is easier to share files and can be more susceptible when it comes to security in comparison to the private Cloud. Being as it is not as secure, it is not recommended for QuickBooks Hosting or any other financial software. If you think the public Cloud is for you, you can relate to the following:

  • Projects that consist of collaboration
  • You’re using a Platform as a Service (PaaS) software development
  • Need to test and develop application codes
  • Your Software as a Service (SaaS) application has a well-implemented security strategy
  • A large number of people use applications such as email

Remember: “Many IT department executives are concerned about public cloud security and reliability. Take extra time to ensure that you have security and governance issues well planned, or the short-term cost savings could turn into a long-term nightmare.” (Source)

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QuickBooks Hosting & The Private Cloud

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Again, it’s just how it sounds: it’s private. It’s important for businesses to realize how vital security and control is when running a business. Even though purchase is required for the private Cloud, it’s definitely worth it since it reduces cost savings in the end. By actually paying for the private Cloud, companies can rest assure that they will have top notch security and high quality maintenance on software and infrastructure. When it comes to QuickBooks Hosting in the Cloud, this is the way to go. If you say yes to the following then a private Cloud is for you…

  • Security and control are prime for your data and applications
  • Your company is part of an industry, therefore it must adapt to strict data privacy and security issues
  • Your company is growing and is large enough to run a next generation cloud data center efficiently on its own

Remember: “To complicate things, the lines between private and public clouds are blurring. For example, some public cloud companies are now offering private versions of their public clouds. Some companies that only offered private cloud technologies are now offering public versions of those same capabilities.” (Source)

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QuickBooks Hosting & The Hybrid Cloud


Last but not least, the hybrid Cloud. The hybrid Cloud is a combination of a private and public Cloud. In order to manage the hybrid Cloud, companies need to keep track of multiple different security platforms. As far as QuickBooks Hosting goes, with a hybrid Cloud, companies can keep their data and applications on a private Cloud while less sensitive documents can be stored on a public Cloud. Reasons why the hybrid Cloud is a good fit for your company include…

  • Your company offers services that adapt to different markets and clients. You can take advantage of using the public cloud to allow others to interact with each other while at the same time keeping specific data and information secure within a private Cloud.
  • Your business can have a SaaS vendor as well as creating a private Cloud solely for your company within their own firewall.

“Remember: The management requirements of cloud computing become much more complex when you need to manage private, public, and traditional data centers all together. You’ll need to add capabilities for federating these environments.” (Source)

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Sarah Gardiner

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