Cloud computing is one of the essence of modern technology. From small business to enterprise level business relies on cloud now due to the incredible flexibility of usage and cost reduction. While there are way numerous benefits of using cloud service out there but it does not come in without any concerns involved. Things like how secured the data exchanged is and how your data is stored/ exchange you will never know since the service is provided by the provider’s server which you do not have control of.
Cloud vs security concerns
These security concerns do not mean that companies should forfeit from taking advantage of modern computing like Cloud. One thing they do for sure is to make their management contemplate hard about the hard about the trade-offs between the cost, customization, control and their privacy. Some of the organizations also have unique capacity, performance and other needs which no existing cloud provider can fill up for them. Each of these organization comes up with their own decision about these trade-offs but eventually the result is dividing the cloud into three. Public, private, community or hybrid.
Most of the user interacts with the public cloud. This is the term used, which describes the software, platforms, infrastructure is delivered via networks which general public can easily use. When we speak of the cloud, this is what is meant by that. Out in the open, public internet, cloud services, applications collaborate with each other in such that makes it easier to think of them collectively as cloud than as many public clouds.
Public do not own the cloud since the hardware is owned by the providers like Amazon, Google, Microsoft. Same do not goes for company like Netflix and nothing stops them from building its Web Application on top of the IaaS offerings of all three of these companies simultaneously. Public cloud is seen examples of all the XaaS varieties which give specific names to these clouds. For instance,
- Public Cloud
- Public PaaS
- Public SaaS