C.4.3 Discuss the effects of the use of cloud computing for specified organizations


There is different models for deploying a cloud computing service and they affect organizations in different ways.

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Private cloud

In a private cloud model a company owns the data centers that deliver the services to internal users only.

  • Scalability
  • Self-provisioning
  • Direct control
  • Changing computer resources on demand
  • Limited access through firewalls improves security

Can you think of any disadvantages?

Public cloud

In a public cloud services are provided by a third party and are usually available to the general public over the Internet.

Can you think of any Advantages?

Can you think of any disadvantages?

Hybrid cloud

The idea of a hybrid cloud is to use the best of both private and public clouds by combining both. Sensitive and critical applications run in a private cloud, while the public cloud is used for applications that require high scalability on demand. As TechTarget explains, the goal of a hybrid cloud is to “create a unified, automated, scalable environment that takes advantage of all that a public cloud infrastructure can provide while still maintaining control over mission-critical data”.

Summary of obstacles/Concerns

service availability

data lock-in also if wish to change what format will your data be in ? Could be very expensive to convert to a new data format

Company goes bust with all your data

data confidentiality and auditability ( security)

data transfer bottlenecks

performance unpredictability

Data Conversions

bugs in large-scale distributed systems

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