What is a Community Cloud?
There is a wide variety of cloud solutions offered in the technical marketplace today. It can be a challenge to navigate through these processes alone. OC Cloud9 can help address all of your questions and concerns so that your organization can move forward in pursuing the right solution for your business. Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Community Cloud Infrastructure solutions are all available through OC Cloud9. What exactly is the purpose of each cloud service? Let’s look at community cloud and how this model may apply to an organization.
Purpose of Cloud Services
The purpose of the various cloud services is to meet the growing and diverse needs of businesses and consumers. You may be the head of the IT Department or a Programmer that has been tasked with developing a new application that requires collaborative efforts across the globe. You may also be the owner of a small business who needs to follow compliance standards for your industry. Whoever you are, the vast possibilities of The Cloud await.
Defining a Community Cloud
A Community cloud is a cloud solution which shares infrastructure between several organizations from a specific community with common regulatory compliance guidelines that call for data security, secure data storage, and regulated data center standards and compliance. A community cloud solution can be managed either internally or externally by a third-party and hosted internally or externally as well. The costs are spread over fewer users than a public cloud (but more than a private cloud), so only some of the cost savings potential of cloud computing are realized.
The Benefits of utilizing a Community Cloud
Flexible & Scalable
A Community Cloud is a Flexible and Scalable Solution that allows specific companies the ability to work on the same platform provided they have usage and security needs that align with the other companies.
Available & Reliable
A Community Cloud is an Available and Reliable Solution that allows accessibility to only a specific group of users. This is mostly managed by a select Cloud Security team of Professionals.
Secure & Compliant
A Community Cloud is a Secure and Compliant Solution that: Allows for controlled levels of privacy. Remote Access capabilities might be limited for security purposes. This allows for controlled levels of privacy.
A Community Cloud offers Improved Services that allow for certain organizations to meet compliance standards without incurring exorbitant costs.