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Private Cloud, Public Cloud  or Colocation Hosting? – Are Your Cloud Cost Rising? As your organization grows, the cost of cloud services can sometimes exceed the cost of other alternatives. While the simplicity of cloud services and its scalability are financially attractive during the initial phases of growth, many companies consider going back to the traditional method of colocating their equipment in a data center. For quick, short-term deployments, a pay-per-use cloud deployment can be the most cost-effective way to use cloud services. This can be easily done if end-users are not particularly concerned about security and reliability and need an inexpensive way to implement a quick test environment. Colocating your equipment in a data center allows more flexibility and security in some cases that private or public clouds can’t offer.

Private Cloud, Public Cloud and Colocation Comparison

  • Public Cloud Security And Compliance Issues

Many companies with PCI or HIPAA compliance issues have stayed away for public cloud environments.

  • Highly Customizable Environments In A Cloud Environment

Organizations that have very complex environments usually prefer to deploy them in their own equipment utilizing OpenStack cloud operating systems and not be confined to Public cloud operating systems.

  • Large Cloud Deployments

In many cases, large deployments are much more cost-effective to achieve by placing them in their own colocation environment.

  • Cloud equipment manufacturers

Some clients deploying in a public cloud are restricted to a particular type of equipment and operating system.

  • Public Cloud Costs and Transparency

Many organizations prefer the control of utilization and costs. Return On Investment depends on the environment and usage patterns. Comparing Public Cloud to colocation can demonstrate a payback in relatively short periods.

  • High Control

In colocation environments, many companies can demonstrate a higher control over their own private cloud network.

  • Location

Knowing where your services are actually located allows you to inspect the data center for reliability and redundancy. Public cloud services do not.

www.DataCenterAndColocation.com  is a free service provided to clients for selecting the right data center, colocation or cloud facility for their requirements. DataCenterAndColocation is one of the largest colocation site consulting firms in the United States. They represent approximately 3000 data centers and colocation centers. At no cost to clients, they identify specific space, location, power and security requirements, solicit proposals, professionally analyze the responses, compare the strengths and weaknesses, negotiate pricing and deliver highly competitive bids for colocation. They also perform comparative analysis for in-house vs. design build services, wholesale data center space and data connectivity.