The Difference Between Private and Public Cloud

Public Cloud Private Cloud Dedicated Servers Hybrid Cloud
Description Multi-tenant environment with pay-as-you-grow scalability Scalability plus the enhanced security and control of a single-tenant environment For predictable workloads that require enhanced security and control Connect the public cloud to your private cloud or dedicated servers — even in your own data center
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Physical hardware Shared Dedicated Dedicated Shared + Dedicated
Best for Non-sensitive, public-facing operations and unpredictable traffic Sensitive, business-critical operations Sensitive, business-critical operations, plus demanding performance, security and compliance requirements Combine public, private and/or dedicated servers, for the best of each
Low cost, utility billing
High Performance
Enhanced security and control
Predictable cost
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