Are You Trying to Make Sense of All the Cloud-Based IT Solutions That Are Available to Your Wisconsin Company?

Today’s business leaders have a multitude of choices when it comes to cloud solutions.

What is a cloud solution?

A cloud-based IT solution could be anything from website and data hosting to a web-based application workflow. You already use cloud-based IT solutions every day in social media, online banking, file backup, and even phone calls.

There are literally thousands of cloud-based solutions out there, and they make doing business easier.

Unfortunately, figuring out which cloud-based solutions are going to save you money and increase your overall efficiency can be frustrating.

Don’t worry.

We’ve done all the work of discovering the most effective cloud-based IT solutions and have vetted them for dependability and performance. Our consultants will talk with you, examine your current workflow, and make recommendations that are tailored to the specific requirements of your processes.


What Are the Three Main Cloud Hosting Options?

The three main cloud hosting options are Private Cloud, Public Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud.

Before we go into the differences and advantages of these three options, let’s quickly answer the question, “What’s the difference between a cloud hosting option and a cloud-based IT solution?”

A cloud hosting option is the “house” or “property” where the cloud-based IT solution that you’re using (like Microsoft Office 365, your website, your applications, or your data storage) lives. Some companies have chosen to do everything within the cloud. This hosting scenario gives them the flexibility of doing their work from anywhere, on any device, through a browser interface.



Let’s explore the three main cloud hosting options, their uses, and their benefits, in a little more detail.

  • Public Cloud – A public cloud option is very much like renting a storage space from a company that rents storage space to the public. You pay for your space. It is secure and monitored. You have the keys to your space in the storage facility, and that’s where you house your stuff. There are many public cloud options available. Microsoft and Amazon are the big players, but there are dozens of other reputable datacenters that offer public cloud hosting for your applications, data, websites, or workflow.
  • Private Cloud – Private cloud hosting is the direct opposite of public cloud hosting. In a private cloud hosting situation, your applications, data storage, website, and other elements of your internal processes are housed on a server within your facility. Some companies prefer this option because they believe that it gives them greater security, compliance, and control, but there are some drawbacks to this setup as well. One of the most significant drawbacks is the lack of business continuity capability. If everything is housed on a server within your facility and you lose your facility because of a localized disaster, you lose access to everything.
  • Hybrid Cloud – Companies that want the flexibility of the public cloud as well as the control advantages of the private cloud often opt for a hybrid cloud hosting scenario. Hybrid setups include both a server in your facility as well as server storage space in an offsite public cloud datacenter. This gives business leaders the flexibility of choosing what workloads, data sets, and applications stay “in-house” and what can be moved to the public cloud setting without compromising the company’s requirements for security, access, and compliance.


Want to know what cloud-based IT solutions and cloud hosting options could work well for your Wisconsin company? Let’s talk.