Businesses are transforming more application are moving into the clouds.
When businesses start to use SaaS (Software as a Service), IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and FaaS (Function as a Service), the company must adapt and design their own network architecture in order to be secure.
When businesses are moving to the cloud, it means that they are having a data centre made up of compute and storage resources connected by network somewhere. When you are considering cloud computing solutions for your business, it is better to learn the difference between the types of clouds that you’re going to choose in order to maintain your own secure network architecture.
Nowadays clouds are smart, automated and adaptive. Migrating from the traditional data centre to clouds might improve the efficiency and reduce the cost for your business.
There are two categories of clouds for a growing business, private and public cloud. Public cloud run by the cloud service provider that rent their space for their customers, usually small businesses that only pay as they are using the services. While private cloud usually used by a big enterprise to have their own control in the term of management and customization.
In term of storage and access, public cloud will give access to multiple organizations and will store your data on a shared infrastructure, while in private cloud, your company can have restricted access at a time and dedicated storage infrastructure that is not accessible for others
Using public cloud means that the location of the data centre varies by the public cloud provider’s infrastructure site, while private cloud allows the company to have the freedom to decide and choose, an on-premise data centre or dedicated location on the service provider’s infrastructure.
Having private cloud as your cloud computing solutions might require additional investment for hardware components while on the other hand, public cloud is easy to deploy as they usually do not require additional investment for either hardware or software. The additional investment might cause a company to spend more on hardware to set up on-premise data centres to leverage private cloud services efficiently while using public cloud can help business reduce cost as the company will not need to install anything.
Even if the public cloud is less expensive than private as there is no additional cost, Public cloud has disadvantages when it comes to management, customization and control over the cloud which could be an issue for lack of security.
When a company uses a public cloud, all the data stored in the provider’s data centre and cloud provider is responsible for the management and maintenance process. Having a private cloud give the company more control when it comes to managing their own cloud as they have dedicated administrator to manage the upgrades and installations and this makes it easy to integrate their on-premise or on-cloud applications.
Having a private cloud allows companies to customize their cloud infrastructure according to their business-specific needs and requirements, while the public cloud-only offers a standard operating procedure for organizations.
For scalability, the public cloud offers additional space and infrastructure abilities for their customer and private cloud not only could give incremental space and infrastructure abilities but also offer the customized scalability.
In terms of security, private cloud holds the advantage as all the data and cloud is controlled by a dedicated administrator in a company. Management of private cloud can be customized and enhanced to implement higher levels of authentication and security for the cloud environment.
This power to control the cloud environment helps the company to easily add and remove users and have a strict policy on who can access which data and what the users can do inside the cloud. While easy to deploy public cloud can only have standard security protocols that controlled by the cloud provider.
While big enterprise might opt for a private cloud and small business prefer to go with a public cloud, there is also a solution to have the best of both cloud, which is a hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud can be the solution for a company that wants to remain their network environment secure by having the most sensitive applications in the private cloud while storing the other forms of applications in a public cloud service provider.
If you are having a problem to decide which cloud environment that suitable for your business model, you can contact Netpluz for a free consultation on your cloud computing needs. Netpluz is MTCS SS 584 compliant. Our team have a commitment to ensuring sound operational and security control across all computing services.
The Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) Singapore Standard (SS)584 is a cloud security certification managed by the Singapore Info-comm Media Development Authority (IMDA).
The MTCS SS is the world’s first cloud security standard that covers multiple tiers. With the new standard, certified CSPs will be able to spell out the levels of security that they can offer to their users.
Businesses that rely on cloud computing services will also be able to use the MTCS SS to better understand and assess the cloud security they require.
Netpluz Asia is pleased to announce that we have been awarded bizSAFE Level 3 status by the Workplace Safety and Health Council (WSHC) Singapore as of today. Safety in the workplace is of paramount importance and contributes to
eSentinel™ approved by MAS Singapore for Digital Acceleration Grant (DAG) Netpluz Asia is thrilled to be named an approved vendor by MAS for eSentinel™, our born-in-the-cloud 360° cybersecurity solution, as part of the general solutions – security-related
Protect Against Advanced Email-Based Attacks Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 2PM – 3PM Email phishing is one of the greatest security threats facing organisations globally. With the pandemic accelerating digital transformation and with workforce disconnected from the
Data Breach – When Traditional Layers Of Cybersecurity Fail “How Prepared Are You?” What happens when your traditional layers of cybersecurity fail? How can you stay ahead of the game? Nobody could ever be prepared enough
Webinar | Cyber Risk Management in the New Digitalisation Age Cybersecurity Management and Risks Transfer Considering the complex, dynamic network and devices that businesses must govern across firewalls, applications and cloud – Cybersecurity is no longer
Netpluz ranks in Top 10 Among Top Managed Services Providers With the continuous support from our valued customers, partners and business associates, Netpluz is pleased to announce that we have managed to clinch a spot in
Choosing the best cloud model for your business Simply put, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and intelligence—over the Internet (“the cloud”) to offer faster innovation, flexible resources,
Webinar Recording | Fight Against the Rise of Ransomware Click the video to play – Source:Youtube.com Stories of organizations crippled by ransomware regularly dominate the IT news headlines, and accounts of six- and seven-figure ransom demands
Webinar Recording | Simplifying Communication with Microsoft Teams & Netpliz SIP Trunk Click the video to play – Source: youtube.com The current period, with so many working from home due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, has
Netpluz Asia Pte Ltd receives Business Eminence Award 2020 With the support of our valued customers, partners and business associates, Netpluz Asia is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Dun & Bradstreet Business
The Results… Customer satisfaction is a key performance indicator for Netpluz. The survey helped us to measure our relationships with our customers and highlight areas for improvements. With the feedback we have gathered in 2019, Netpluz
LIVE Webinar | Understanding SME’s Obligation in Data Protection and Cybersecurity Zooming into the responsibilities of Business, IT and Compliance during and post COVID-19 26 June 2020 | 2.30 PM to 4.00 PM We know the
Webinar: eSentinel™ – 360° Managed Cybersecurity, Simplified No matter how good your multiple cybersecurity tools are, an attacker will eventually find a way into your network through vulnerabilities. Once cybercriminals acquire unauthorised access, you can only
Dear Customers, Partners and Friends of Netpluz, During this unprecedented time, as COVID-19 continues to spread globally, our priority is the safety of people, especially our employees. We have already ensured, prior to the outbreak, that our employees
WORK@HOME Webinar: Microsoft O365 & Teams Maximise your BCP efforts with the right solutions! With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and countries around the world, teams everywhere are moving to remote work. In this free webinar, experts on Microsoft
With the current outbreak of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), officially named “Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia” or NCP by Chinese Health Authorities in China, businesses in the region have started to relook at their Business Continuity Plan (BCP) on how
Cyber Security is the protection of not only internet-connected systems (including hardware, software or electronic data) from theft or damage by cybercriminals but also from disruption of services following a successful cyber-attack. According to the Cyber
An ounce of prevention through Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) is worth a pound of cure We all have witnessed the notorious cyber-attacks like WannaCry and NotPetya/ExPetr.1 These high profile attacks have resulted in large
In this day and age, customers are no longer assessing shopping malls, hotels, and other businesses solely based on their products and services. With internet connectivity being an integral part of our daily life, customers view
Microsoft will no longer update or provide support for Windows 7. This means that Windows 7 users will need to start thinking about finally moving on from their favourite Windows operating system. Systems that are running
PDPA Compliance – Is Your Corporation’s Data Free From Cyber Threats Such As Data Breaching? Cyber activities are becoming more common than you think. According to a survey report released by the Cyber Security Agency of
STABILITY OR SECURITY: MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE BETWEEN STATIC IP AND DYNAMIC IP Business Internet Connectivity It has become common for businesses like yours to be bombarded with broadband packages from various Internet Service Providers (ISP).
The Difference Between Public VS Private Cloud Businesses are transforming more application are moving into the clouds. Gartner predicts that by 2021, businesses will adopt an all-in cloud strategy. When businesses start to use SaaS (Software
IS SD-WAN RIGHT FOR MY BUSINESS? SDWAN (or SD-WAN) stands for Software-Defined Wide Area Network is gaining popularity among business, especially those who require simplicity in expanding their connectivity across their regional offices or branches. Most
Tier-based cloud security standard. The Multi-Tier Cloud Security (MTCS) Singapore Standard (SS)584 is a cloud security certification managed by the Singapore Info-comm Media Development Authority (IMDA). The MTCS SS is the world’s first cloud security standard that covers
What happened recently with so much Data Breaches news coverage? One of the key challenges for organisations today is how to safeguard their information systems and digital infrastructure from attacks by malicious hackers and cybercriminals. Current
5 Benefits Why You Should Engage a Managed IT Services Provider Why should any company engage a managed IT services provider? In this article, we will discuss five benefits for your company, including improving your own
Quality Communication Services with Cyber Protection The internet revolution has radically altered the way business is conducted. The size and location of business are becoming increasingly unimportant, in today’s internet-connected global playing field. Furthermore, with
Everything you need to know about SD-WAN: The top 3 benefits of using this next generation technology for digital transformation What is SD-WAN? With businesses shifting towards the age of digital transformation, SD-Wan is emerging as
As the Gold Sponsor, Netpluz is delighted to invite you to attend Cloud Expo Asia 2019. We would like to invite you to attend Asia’s Largest technology gathering to learn and source from the Tech industry’s
We live in an interconnected society whereby information and data is readily available at the tip of our fingertips, literally. You’ve most likely been reading about various cyber-attacks in the news, and have heard about the
360° Cyber Security Protection for Business With a few strokes of a keyboard, rogue individuals or hackers can launch a cyber-attack such as Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) from anywhere, at any time, disrupting and damaging your
NETPLUZ, a homegrown provider of Managed Services for Data, Voice, Video and Cyber Security solutions, has launched Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions to enable and simplify current and future customers’ transition to a future ready cloud-based software defined WAN.
Addressing cyber security issues related to SMEs, the event will gather senior management and Security Professionals to raise awareness, share ideas and solutions to tackle critical operational issues facing the sector.
Netpluz Asia Pte Ltd, a newly formed homegrown managed services provider, said today it is paying S$3 million for the business assets of two Mediaring communications companies – Mediaring Network Services (MRNS) and Mediaring Communications (MRC).