Understanding the cloud, how it works and who it’s for is no easy task. In a field filled with jargon, it can be hard to get a straightforward answer. The responses google provides never quite hit the mark. So, we got our security experts to sit down and explain to us (and you!), in simple language, the top five private cloud questions everybody wants to know.
What is private cloud vs public cloud?
A private cloud is a computing infrastructure and environment that is completely controlled by a single client. It does not use shared infrastructure and connectivity is usually achieved via a private network. By contrast, a public cloud is a computing infrastructure and environment that is shared between clients who want similar services. Public clouds that use shared infrastructure and connectivity are often achieved via the internet. Public cloud providers usually offer “off-the-shelf” solutions which aren’t well suited to clients who have “unusual” requirements.