"Latency" is a term not often thought of by lay people in the world of tech. In simplest terms, it is the difference between the time an input is put into a system, and the time it happens. Until very recently, the only applications for which latency was hugely important were reflex-based online video games, manufacturing operations and military systems, but with the rise of the cloud, everyone is interested in latency. 

This is because the use of the public cloud as a way to cut costs also gives rise to the existence of latency in the everyday life of a worker, according to Tech Radar. While most people take it for granted that they may have to wait a second after clicking a link on website to get to new information (and these gaps used to be much longer in the early days of the Internet) it is more difficult to subject someone to a second or so long pause every time a button is pressed in a cloud application. Networks only deliver data over the best path 15 percent of the time, according to Internap. For those that want to get the best out of their networks, they should find ways of controlling their information more tightly. One of the most simple ways to oversee data flow while still getting the benefits of cloud computing is using the private cloud.

The benefits of cloud computing always come with a few risks. For customers on a large public cloud server, there is the highest risk of security breaches or latency problems, while those who utilize a hybrid cloud fare a little better. The best, however, is the private cloud, due to the ability of a company using this type of infrastructure to exactly define the ramifications of its cloud computing applications. Groups utilizing the private cloud know exactly where their information is being stored, which allows them to better organize and make use of it.

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It is important for companies that are interested in developing their networks to know how their information is being stored. While most groups understand that backups are an essential part of any business continuity process, there are still further decisions to make. Many companies, for example, offer "unlimited" backup options, but these are always limited. A cloud storage company can only offer a back-up that exists that is as big as the cloud they sell, according to MSPMentor. This means that organizations that are interested in keeping their data safe online should be sure to track carefully how their information is being backed up, and how they can access it in an emergency if they need to.

Fundamentally, working within the cloud can give an company  many new options. Working with premium cloud vendors can let an organization save a lot of money in the long-term. These kinds of cloud providers have access to the best tools and talent in order to provide an optimal private cloud for the organizations they work for. Because so many groups currently moving to the cloud, the real issue facing companies should be how they are able to get the best possible kinds of cloud environments. Those that are able to move to the private cloud will get the best benefits of cloud computing, while those that wind up being stuck with a public cloud interface or a similar type of problem will simply not be as happy with their new deployments.