What Is A Public Cloud?
A Private Cloud can be thought of as a fully-meshed and highly secure network that allows users to access it at any given time and from anywhere. Private cloud hosting and storage comes with built-in redundancies, agility and scalability options that aim to provide ultimate availability for single-tenant environments. Private cloud storage is a secure option for businesses working with sensitive data. Private cloud hosting features can be hosted on-site, in your own datacenter, or at the provider’s datacenters, much like ours.
Public clouds are pools of computing services and virtual resources that are developed using third-party software and offered over the internet to anyone who wishes to use or purchase them. These services and resources are often allocated among multiple tenants or customers via an effective self-service interface allowing customers to pay for only the resources and services that they are using. These may include CPU cycles, bandwidth, and even storage.
One advantage of public cloud storage is that they allow companies to save up on high overhead costs, for example; having to purchase or develop and maintain in-house hardware and software application infrastructure. Instead, public clouds provide all the maintenance and manageability options needed.
An added benefit is that public clouds can also be deployed faster than other in-house systems and feature high scalability options to make sure that your operations run smoothly. One of the best things about organizations and businesses using public cloud platforms is that it enhances the remote-team performance with efficient manageability options by allowing all employees to access the application from any office.
Even though security concerns have been raised, when set up correctly, a public cloud storage platform is as secure as any other system and makes use of proper security protocols and methods for example; intrusion detection and prevention.
How Do Public Clouds Work?
Set up pretty much the same way as private clouds, they use a bunch of technologies in order to virtualize the resources into shared pools with an added administrative control layer to create high-performance self-service functions. When integrated together with the customer’s current IT infrastructure, these technologies form a public cloud.
The connectivity of a public cloud relies on the operating system which in turn powers the virtualization, management and automation software to run the system. Furthermore, the reliability, consistency and flexibility of the operating system determines how strongly the physical resources, management software, data pools, automation scripts are connected amongst each other and with the customers.
In cases where the operating system is open sourced and specifically designed to help manage enterprises, the infrastructure that the respective public cloud is based on is especially robust and reliable. Not only that, it also features almost infinite scalability options.
How Are Public Clouds Used?
As the simplest one of all the cloud environments, public clouds essentially work by customers paying their service provider to be able to access and use it. The customers usually have multiple payment options for example by byte, or the hour or even service packages. Resources like raw processing power, cloud-based application, storage and infrastructure are virtualized with the help of hardware that is owned by the service provider and are then pooled together into data lakes and sent live over the internet or to the client via a dedicated connection.
If you’re looking to upgrade your IT infrastructure and are looking into shifting to a public cloud environment, our cloud experts will work with you in close coordination to make sure that you’re set up as soon as possible.