Here is four main cloud computing deployment models:
- Public Cloud: A public cloud is owned and operated by a cloud service provider and provides computing resources, such as servers and storage, to the public over the internet. The resources are shared among multiple users and organizations, and users pay only for the resources they use.
- Private Cloud: A private cloud is owned and operated by a single organization and is located on-premises or at a third-party data center. The resources are dedicated to the organization and not shared with others, and the organization has complete control over the infrastructure.
- Hybrid Cloud: A hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private clouds, which are connected and work together to provide computing resources. Organizations can use the public cloud for less sensitive workloads and the private cloud for more sensitive workloads, achieving a balance of cost efficiency and security.
- Multi-cloud: A multi-cloud environment involves the use of multiple cloud service providers to meet the organization’s computing needs. This can provide flexibility, cost savings, and the ability to leverage the unique features of different cloud providers.
Each deployment model has its own advantages and challenges, and organizations should carefully consider their needs and goals when selecting a deployment model.