Comparing Private and Hybrid Cloud Solutions With Public Ones
It should be mentioned that in many regards, choosing between a cloud-based lab data management system and an on-premise model is something of a false dichotomy. This is because there is more than one way to implement a cloud-based data monitoring and management system these days.
So far, we have looked at the sort of public cloud servers which are available to all sorts of commercial organizations, the sort of thing your personal email account uses, for instance. Although secure, such data servers are not as secure as the other two main options, private and hybrid clouds.
To be clear, private clouds still afford all of the advantages biotech and life science organizations can expect of public cloud services. Although, in fairness, they tend to cost more. By adopting this model, one can also gain many of the advantages offered from on-premise solutions as well.
This is because a private cloud model means obtaining an individual server that is dedicated solely to the needs of one organization, offering greater isolation despite the flexibility of a virtually networked solution.
Hybrid clouds are still less expensive, but these blend private servers (which are utilized to handle the most sensitive data sets) with public clouds for everything else.