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Cloud deployment models are the approach in which a cloud platform is implemented, determined how it’s hosted, and who has access to it. All cloud computing deployments work on the same principle by virtualizing the computing power of servers into segmented, software-driven applications that provide processing and storage capabilities.

There are three main types of cloud:

Public Cloud

A public cloud is a platform that employs the standard cloud computing model to make resources such as virtual machines, applications, or storage available to users remotely.

These services may be free or offered through various subscription or on-demand pricing plans, including a pay-per-usage model.

  • The prominent advantage of a public cloud is its “pay as you go” structure that allows customers to give more capacity on demand.
  • It makes your systems scalable and does not require significant capital expenditure.
  • It also ensures that you are compliant with all industry standards and that your data is secure.
  • The public cloud provider assures backup and disaster recovery plans. So, if you experience a disaster of any kind, your system will have built-in redundancies to keep you up and running without disturbing your business operations.

Private Clouds

Private clouds are committed to the end-user. Although private clouds traditionally run on-premises, companies are now building private clouds on rented, vendor-owned data centers located off-premises.

The cloud becomes private when the underlying IT infrastructure is sanctified to a single customer with complete remote access.

  • Private cloud solutions provide both security and control. It offers proper control that helps restrict access to essential assets and ensures that an organization can move its data and applications anytime.
  • An outside vendor does not manage a private cloud, so there is no risk of unexpected changes interrupting the company’s entire infrastructure.
  • You can get the technical support offered by your partner as well as their disaster recovery.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud is mixed computing and storage made up of on-premises infrastructure, private cloud services, and a public cloud.   

Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure is the most prominent hybrid cloud service.   

In simple words, a combination of private clouds, on-premises computing, and public clouds in your data center indicates that you have a hybrid cloud infrastructure.   

  • Connect IT resources
  • Combine multiple computers through a network
  • Scale-out and quickly provision new resources
  • It can move workloads between environments
  • Incorporate a single, unified management tool
  • Organize processes with the help of automation
  • Lower capital expenditure