Types of cloud computing: Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds

“To have your head in the clouds” has several meanings since Cloud computing arrived and is part of our vocabulary thanks to its efficiency. Therefore, today we will review not only what cloud computing is, but also the types of cloud computing.We also love to have our heads “in the clouds”.

What is The Cloud and Cloud Computing?

“The Cloud” is that concept we use to explain, not a material entity, but a
worldwide network of servers that have a task assigned to them. This
network of servers is huge and they work and communicate from all over
the world.

They are connected to each other to operate as a single all-powerful system. Its main task is to store and manage information. They also transfer content, deliver services, run applications, streaming, mail, media, software … You no longer have to access information or files from your computer, you can do this online, from any device that is connected to the network. The data will be there wherever you are and whenever you need it. The Cloud is that cool.

So what is cloud computing? It is this technology that, taking advantage of the possibilities of The Cloud, offers its services through the Internet. Cloud computing allows us to have all our data on the Net and work with it. This type of computing gives us access to all kinds of computing resources scattered throughout the world. Multilocation is the greatest asset of cloud computing. It allows us the reciprocity and collaboration of all users.

Different Types of Cloud Computing

Since The Cloud and Cloud Computing became more popular, thanks to its popularity different models and implementation strategies for The Cloud were developed in order to address the different needs of millions of users. Cloud types and their cloud service work on the basis of the different levels of control, flexibility and administration that you grant them.

Cloud Types: Public Cloud

When we talk about a Public Cloud service, the provider delivers its resources openly to all entities that require it. This can range from private individuals to large companies. If you want some examples, this is the type of services that Amazon, Azure from Microsoft or Google Engine assist us with.

Cloud-based applications can be built into low-level infrastructure parts, but higher-level services can also be used, thus providing the necessary abstraction for the management, architecture, and escalation requirements of the so-called core infrastructure.

Cloud Types: Private Cloud

If we go to the other end of this system we find the Private Cloud. In it, the provider creates the implementation and administration of the Cloud system for the entity that is part of it. It is the most complex entities, and those that most need to centralize their own resources, that opt for this type of system. We are talking about large companies or national administrations.

The Private Cloud also has the nickname “On-premise”. It doesn’t usually bring as many benefits from cloud computing, but it has a great capacity for dedicated resources. It uses virtualization and application management technologies to try to increase resource usage.

Cloud Types: Hybrid Cloud

As you can guess by the name The Hybrid Cloud offers us a solution composed by the two previous ones. In it, part of the services and data are provided to us publicly and another privately. The potential of The Hybrid Cloud is incredible, and it even allows us to grow our system by involving third parties as we need them.

The Hybrid Cloud allows us to interconnect existing infrastructure and applications with resources that are purely based on The Cloud and with exogenous resources that are located outside of The Cloud. In this way we will be able to increase the company’s infrastructure while connecting the resources in The Cloud with our internal system.

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