What is a Public cloud?
Public cloud is cloud architecture that is offered over a public use network. Generally, public cloud service providers like Microsoft own and operate the infrastructure at their data center and access is generally via the Internet. Microsoft Azure also offers direct connect services called Azure ExpressRout—such connections require customers to purchase or lease a private connection to a peering point offered by the cloud provider.
What do I need to know about Public cloud?
There is no inherent difference between public and private cloud architecture. The difference is in the security and network configurations when they are designed for a public audience rather than a private, internal network.
Public cloud computing services via third parties can be free or for purchase. Purchase can be by prescription or sold on-demand, depending on the provider.
Is Atmosera’s Public cloud the right option for my business?
Public clouds spare organizations from the expensive costs of purchasing, managing, and maintaining on-site hardware and other infrastructure—the Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) is responsible for all system management and maintenance.
Public clouds can be deployed quickly and scaled almost infinitely, as opposed to the rigorous assessment and setup required for a self-managed private cloud.
Public clouds also have the benefit of being identical on any device. Any employee of an organization can access the application through an Internet browser and have access to the same framework as their colleagues.
A public cloud with the proper care and consideration paid to security can match the security of a private cloud. Implementing important intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS) is a part of that process.