IT professionals love buzzwords, and the term “cloud” is one of them. With a wide range of cloud types and the notorious “as a service” phrase we see all the time, cloud computing still creates confusion for many business owners outside of the IT sector. Therefore, before you choose the cloud infrastructure for your business, let’s take a step back to see what cloud types there and which one is the right fit for your business.
Cloud deployment incorporates installation and configuration operations you need to perform before you start using the cloud. Based on their deployment, there are three cloud types – public, private, and hybrid.
A public cloud infrastructure is owned by a cloud vendor and delivered over the internet on a pay-per-use basis. That means you will share hardware, storage, and network devices with other users. As such, public cloud platforms are not among the most reliable cloud options out there. For example, if a cloud vendor got hacked, your company’s data would also be exposed.
However, the public cloud still brings multiple benefits to the table, including cost-effectiveness and scalability. Above all, you will not need to worry about the maintenance – the vendor will handle it for you.
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