Cloud computing has gained quite a bit of traction in the recent past and is not without reason. Thanks to its countless benefits, more and more companies are keen on embracing this technology. However, to ensure the success of such an endeavor, it is important to make the right choice regarding the deployment model. To help you with that, we will start with a quick overview of the different types of cloud deployment models in the market.
1. Software as a Service: Perhaps the most renowned type of cloud deployment, SaaS software delivered to you online. You know, instead of installing it on your computers or other devices.
2. Infrastructure as a Service: With this one, companies gain access to computing, storage, and networking resources based on their demand.
3. Private deployment: The services and software can be accessed within the company that chooses this particular model.
4. Public deployment: A public cloud deployment is one where the use of the computing services is not exclusive to just one organization.

Now, considering the variety of deployment model options on offer, the process of choosing one model may seem challenging. So, here are some tips to help you choose the best one.
1. Security: Decidedly THE most important factor to consider when deciding a deployment model and the vendor to provide it is the security. No one, and we mean no one, wants their data to be accessed by malicious actors, especially if you are a company that has been trusted to keep its customers’ data safe. So, take a close look at all the fundamental security measures and then the backup plans as well to ensure the cloud service provider will be able to deal with unexpected circumstances.
2. Cost: The choice of both the vendor and the cloud deployment model should be based on the cost. More importantly, a certain flexibility in the context of cost. Cloud deployments typically operate on the pay-as-you-use model, i.e. companies can buy resources as the need arises instead of buying them all at once.
3. Scalability: The entire point of any business, irrelevant of the sector it operates in, is to grow, yes? Now, when that growth does finally happen, the company’s processes and systems must be able to keep up with that demand. So, look for a service provider who can accurately gauge your business’ current as well as projected requirements and also offers the bandwidth and capability to scale as and when the need arises.

One simply cannot deny that while the advent of cloud computing has made all of our lives significantly easier, especially in the context of conducting business. With that being said, its popularity has also resulted in the rise of a multitude of deployment options with each of them primed to serve their sets of requirements.

However, the choice can be made simpler by, first, gaining a deep understanding of the key types available in the market, the company’s requirements, and, of course, via close consideration of crucial factors such as the ones mentioned above. An alternative is to find a cloud computing vendor with whose expertise, the choice between deployment models in cloud will be rendered significantly easier.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software.