93% of businesses today are using cloud computing services[1], opting for solutions that adapt to their everyday needs and requirements. Before migrating, these companies were faced with a choice between the public cloud or the private cloud – or even the hybrid cloud. But it’s important to know the differences between these three models.

Here we focus on the private cloud. So, how does it work? What are the benefits? What requirements does it cater to?

Cloud technology is commonly used for email and file storage. But its uses go so much further nowadays. Accounting, finance, CRM, archiving, online collaboration, the list goes on. Businesses have so many tools at their disposal. They just need to decide whether to host their services in a public or private cloud.

Whether pooling resources, certifications, audits, hosting data in France, or ensuring a high level of security, public SaaS solutions provided by Oodrive offer an array of benefits for businesses. For a large number of organizations, this model fully meets their needs. But others need something more.

The public Saas associated with an increased level of security

Protecting and managing data could not be more crucial for companies these days. Especially in light of the number of cyberattacks that has only increased year after year. Yet, outsourcing data is a difficult decision for a business to make.

Some companies need their security to be better than that offered by public cloud solutions. That’s why they turn to the private cloud (also known as a dedicated cloud), a solution which is tailored to the individual resources and services required. With dedicated servers and HSM devices, support in project mode, audits, an optimal level of guarantee for data confidentiality, and no access by other customers, the security of company data is at the heart of the solution. Using dedicated hardware provides a physical barrier in addition to the obvious compartmentalization, which increases the level of security for this solution.

Business continuity guaranteed

To ensure your business can continue operating, the private infrastructure provided by Oodrive relies on two data centers. Should an incident occur on one server, all of the client’s data will be saved on the second infrastructure, meaning business can be resumed with ease.

“A dedicated cloud with infrastructure specifically for the client and nobody else. This allows for a higher configuration level and is adapted to their own needs and requirements. They could connect this new infrastructure to infrastructure which they already have on-site, for example. This offers the opportunity to automate alert feedback, enable software monitoring, and customize reports.” – Edouard de Rémur, Cofounder and Senior VP of Oodrive.

Some companies (such as those designated as Operators of Vital Importance, listed on the French CAC 40 index, and in the defense sector) are obligated to have a dedicated infrastructure in place for their most sensitive documents. The French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI) recommends the use of a private cloud solution with the SecNumCloud label. Oodrive – the trusted partner for managing sensitive data – is currently working together with ANSSI on the experimental phase of this standard.

[1] Source: McAfee

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