What is public cloud?
Public clouds are the most common type of cloud deployment. A cloud is considered to be a public cloud because the cloud services are rendered over a network open to the public.
The cloud resources, like the servers and storage, are owned and operated by a third-party cloud service provider and is delivered over the internet. With public clouds, all of the software, hardware, storage, and network devices are managed and owned by the cloud provider and is shared with other organizations or cloud tenants.
Advantages of Public Clouds
- Lower costs: You don’t have to purchased software or hardware. You pay only for the service you use.
- Reliability: A large network of servers can ensure against failure
- Almost unlimited scalability: Public clouds provide you with on-demand resources to meet your business needs
List of Public Cloud Providers
- Microsoft Azure
- Amazon Web Services
- IBM Cloud
- Google Cloud