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Fast Five Facts about Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds


All this talk about the Cloud probably has your head spinning because of how different it is from one minute to the next. And yes of course, that’s the dynamic thing about it, it’s meant to be fluid and adapt to the environment you need, when you need it.

To avoid confusion we provided some differentiators between public, private and hybrid cloud services. Knowing which one is best for your company can be a challenge so here’s some fast facts about each.

 Public Cloud

  1. Provisioned for open use
  2. Multi-tenant or shared services, provides volume cost savings
  3. Pay-as-you-go model
  4. Minimal customization of existing services
  5. Rapid scaling up and down of most services
  6. Customer managed
  7. Generalized compliance based on service provider

Private Cloud

  1. Provisioned for exclusive use
  2. Self-service and rapid provisioning and elasticity
  3. Some customization of services per customer
  4. Pay-as-you go or static billing
  5. Can be deployed for specific compliance requirements

Hybrid Cloud

  1. A combination of two or more cloud infrastructures tied together by common protocols
  2. Combine public and private cloud services based on need, i.e., Private SAN and public or multi-tenant firewall
  3. Single or multiple service providers
  4. Usage based or static resource billing
  5. Choose a cloud model based on compliance needs

Stay tuned for Wednesday’s blog as we take a deeper dive into the Cloud.


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