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What is the Difference Between Private and Public Clouds?

Considering a move to the cloud and unsure which is the right option for your business? Or simply wondering how private and public clouds differ?

To help you gain a better understanding of the cloud landscape, here are the key features of each platform.

Why Use Private or Public Clouds?

Private Clouds

Infrastructure is hosted on-site or in a service provider’s data center, offering greater levels of control and security. Because components are dedicated entirely to your business, you can customize compute, storage and networking.

Dedicated Servers

High-performance infrastructure can be customized to support your most demanding applications, and provide the security and control you need to address your compliance requirements. Combine it with the cloud to scale your business.

Public Clouds

Infrastructure is shared by multiple businesses and owned and operated by a service provider, offering fast provisioning. Because you can scale resources to meet demand and pay-as-you-go, it’s a low-cost option for deploying apps.

Hybrid Clouds

Connect dedicated servers, private and public clouds to tap the power of each and run workloads where they perform best. Create a custom hybrid configuration to meet your requirements for an agile, flexible and cost-effective solution.

How Can Rackspace Help?

No matter where you are on your cloud journey, we’re here to help. Our experts can work with you to select a best-fit solution for your workloads, across environments and across technologies.

Private Cloud

Get the agility, security and performance you need for your private cloud — across VMware, Microsoft and OpenStack technologies. Our specialists will work with you one-on-one, to get the results you need. Plus, they will proactively monitor and maintain the health of your private cloud around the clock.

Public Cloud

Put our public cloud hosting expertise to work for you, with 24x7x365 access to one of the largest workforces of certified AWS, Azure and Google engineers in the world. Plus, with our managed security services, you can leverage the public cloud while meeting even the most stringent security and compliance requirements.

Hybrid Cloud

Some workloads require multiple environments spanning both public and private clouds. Our cloud experts can help architect and build a custom hybrid cloud hosting solution to meet your business demands.

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