When thinking about Microsoft Dynamics cloud solutions, people usually assume we are talking about the Public Cloud option. Essentially, user data is held on an external server, meaning that Microsoft Dynamics users can theoretically access it from any device with an internet connection. Public clouds represent the most diverse benefits of cloud storage. When Microsoft or an affiliate manages data on their own servers, businesses generally encounter lower upfront costs compared to other cloud solutions and traditional self-installations and deployment time is significantly reduced.
Private cloud is the phrase used to describe a cloud computing platform that is implemented within the corporate firewall, under the control of the IT department. Private clouds are often most attractive to large companies with established software protocols.
As they are under the control of the IT department organisations concerned about data security may be more comfortable with this setup. However, it is important to remember that third-party security systems that are in place with the Public Cloud option are often very robust since the livelihood of those businesses depends on data integrity.
A private cloud is designed to offer the same features and benefits of public cloud systems, but removes a number of objections to the cloud computing model including control over enterprise and customer data, worries about security, and issues connected to regulatory compliance.
A combined form of private clouds and public clouds in which some critical data resides in the organisation’s private cloud while other data is stored in and accessible from a public cloud. Hybrid clouds seek to deliver the advantages of scalability, reliability, rapid deployment and potential cost savings of public clouds with the security and increased control and management of private clouds.