The Public Cloud Solution
The public cloud is always hosted by a third-party provider such as AWS, Azure or GCP. These providers make it easy for the organization to access while being relatively inexpensive to maintain and scale. The public cloud solution is ideal for smaller companies that can’t afford the expense of maintaining their own IT datacenters. The public cloud environment, however, makes it a higher security risk than other options. Companies storing sensitive data in a public cloud need to be aware that their data could be compromised far more quickly.
Organizations share the computing resources and are leveraged as needed. The ability to access any applications on any device that is connected to the Internet is a key advantage to the public cloud. In addition, the public cloud utilizes built-in redundancies to prevent any data loss. This will aid in disaster recovery efforts if they ever arise.