What is a Public Cloud?

A public cloud is a web-based service model in which a hosting provider provides shared resources to the general public, such as applications, servers, and storage. It’s a multi-tenant setting, with multiple customers sharing the same IT infrastructure pool. These shared services are paid for on a pay-as-you-go basis. Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack Public Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform are the most common public clouds.

How does Public Cloud work?

One of three forms of clouds is the public cloud. There are also Private Clouds and Hybrid Clouds. A private cloud is dedicated to a single company and gives them complete control and security over their applications, data, and systems. A hybrid cloud is made up of two distinct types of clouds, usually public and a private cloud, linked together to share apps and data.

Why use Public Clouds?

  • Scalability: The scalability of computing, storage, and other web-based resources is fast and straightforward with a public cloud. Instead of days or weeks, servers can be set up in minutes or hours.
  • Lower Costs: Users save money because they are not responsible for data center expenses such as hardware, software, and IT staff. They also reap the benefits of economies of scale since all users share the costs of data centers.
  • Reliability: A public cloud provider uses multiple geographically distributed data centers with redundant configurations. A customer’s cloud service is unaffected if a single data center goes down.
  • Flexible: With a single click, you can add networking, storage, databases, and more to most public clouds.

How can UnitedLayer help?

UnitedLayer has the expertise and the technology for managing complex transformations seamlessly and with no unplanned downtime. With specialized expertise, always-on service, and 24x7x365 support, we will help you get the most out of the world’s leading clouds. By partnering with UnitedLayer, you will receive industry-leading security, connectivity, and support.