Cloud computing has been transformed from a specialized solution into a typical way of running IT in business. The biggest question today may be what type of cloud you need: public, private or hybrid.
Much of the momentum is now rotating around the hybrid. To help you better understand the hybrid cloud, we'll quickly see the differences between the three Cloud types.
1. Public Cloud or Public Cloud
When most listen to Clud (cloud), they think of the public cloud. Initially, it started with software as a Service, but today's public cloud can include applications, infrastructure, or data storage that are served by a third-party vendor. And, it is useful to think all three of them as separate ones.
2. Private Cloud or Private Cloud
For cynics, the "private cloud" is very similar to what we used as a data center. The difference is that virtualization, software and automation are used to organize an infrastructure such as the public cloud. This of course offers some flexibility in the public cloud, but the great advantage of Private Cloud is that it gives you more control over the security, and privacy of the data.
3. Hybrid Cloud or Hybrid Cloud
It started as a marketing term, and so the definition of the hybrid cloud can vary. Some see it as a parallel space for applications, data, and infrastructure.
For example, you store your data in the private cloud while running your app on the public cloud.
Others see it simply as using multiple cloud services that are orchestrated to collaborate. The key point in this approach is that it is moving away from a monolithic policy that compares the public to the private cloud.
This policy is based on adaptability and the best service approach and that is why it seems to be becoming the most popular Cloud very quickly.