Below, we illustrate three conceptual cloud architecture set-ups/patterns as guidance for your architecting choice.
If yours is a small business and has relatively low-value business data collection and you expect your business to last less than decade, you can safely go to a public cloud.
If yours is an established medium/large business with an expected market lifetime measured in decades, serving many customers and having gathered petabytes of business data, a hybrid cloud solution is probably your best choice.
Finally, if yours is a very big, long living “mastodon”, with a global reputation and expecting to stay in business for decades and possibly centuries, then private cloud is your best choice, as you will stay in full control and remain able to master market domination. Such cases are rare and few, but investments are equally big.
So, after you have spent 3-5 minutes to read this and you feel that you are now more confident of your strategic architecting choices, this is time very well spent. Good Luck!
Author: Kemal A. Delic
Kemal A Delic is a senior technologist with DXC Technology. He is also an Adjunct Professor at PMF University in Grenoble, Advisor to the European Commission FET 2007-2013 Programme and Expert Evaluator for Horizon 2020. He can be found on Twitter @OneDelic.