Public Cloud vs Private Cloud vs Hybrid Cloud


Let’s start with a simple question, do you want more profit?
If the answer is yes, then you can be one of those companies who are getting the first-mover advantage of cloud infrastructure.
Understandably, big companies with a big budget can adopt the new technology, but when a small business also starts to adopt new technology, then it means technology is affordable or highly effective or both.
Cloud computing is one of those technologies that smart businesses are drooling over.
Here are the reasons:
  1. Reduced hardware and resource costs,
  2. Added responsiveness with speed, agility, flexibility,
  3. Technological advantages over competitors,
  4. The technology which is a future.


Having the best technology backing your business is not a problem, but choosing the best out of the best is a challenge.
The challenge that businesses face when it comes to selecting the cloud infrastructure.
But there's no need to worry, because with Cloud IBN you have an expert at your work with massive 20 years of technological experience.
So without wasting time, let's understand these technologies, one by one (Because a clear mind lands on better solutions).

Public Cloud

Public clouds are the most common way of deploying cloud computing.
It is a computing service offered by third-party providers like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, etc over the public internet which makes them available to anyone who wants to use or purchase them.
Under a public cloud, Customers need to pay only per usage for the CPU cycles, storage, or bandwidth they consume.
Owned and operated by- third-party cloud service provider and delivered over the Internet.
Infrastructure- In a public cloud, you share the same hardware, storage, and network devices with other organizations or cloud tenants.
Way of access- You access services and manage your account using a web browser.
Used for- Web-based email, online office applications, storage, and testing and development environments.
Example- Microsoft Azure


  1. Lowest Cost- Pay only when you use that's a simple concept on which public cloud infrastructure is based. It saves you from the unnecessary up-gradation cost without compromising existing IT system use.
  2. On-demand scalability- It's vast scalability gives your business an added flexibility of compatibility with different operating systems, languages, tools, frameworks, databases.
  3. Maximum uptime- Trust of Microsoft Azure is there to ensure maximum uptime. Failure of one server is handled by other servers in the network, automatically.
  4. High accessibility- Public cloud infrastructure perfectly matches with the current work from home culture as it provides remote access to IT infrastructure or online team/document collaboration from various locations.

When to choose?

Public cloud is the best option for small and medium-sized organizations with a low budget, less technical expertise, immediate scalability needs, fewer security concerns should go for the public cloud option.
Private cloud
A private cloud consists of computing resources used exclusively by one business or organization.
When computing services are offered either over the Internet or a private internal network and only to select users instead of the general public, it is called a private cloud.
  • Owned and operated by - Installation, configuration, and maintenance of the entire hardware and software done by the business.
  • Infrastructure - A private cloud might be deployed in an on-premises data center.
  • Way of access - In case it's hosted by a third-party service provider, services can be accessed by a secure private network, such as a virtual private network.
  • Used for - A variety of tasks can be done with private cloud


  1. Complete Security - Private cloud option is more secure than a public cloud option as it allows you to integrate cloud in your data center.
  2. More privacy - Complete privacy as you get a private network, private virtual server, and private bare metal server with a private cloud with resource customization.
  3. More control - With an added flexibility of virtual software installation, it gives you more control in your hands.
  4. Greater reliability - Owning a private cloud has its advantages in the form of increased resilience and load balancing capabilities to an organization.

When to choose?

A company with privacy and security as its goal can go for private cloud, but they require the company to still purchase and maintain all the software and infrastructure, which reduces the cost savings.

Hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud solutions are a blend of public and private clouds.
A hybrid cloud combines a public cloud and a private cloud by allowing data and applications to be shared between them.
  • owned and operated by- The Organization.
  • Infrastructure- Mix of public and private infrastructure.
  • Way of access- You can easily switch between public and private cloud infrastructure.
  • Used for- Privacy of private cloud and flexibility of the public cloud.


  1. On-demand scalability
    Seamlessly match with the changing business needs of your organization. Hybrid cloud hosting lets you shift high scalability demanding operations on to the public cloud and operations demanding lesser scaling on your private cloud.

  2. Flexible management
    With hybrid cloud hosting, you can secure your sensitive data on a private cloud, and save your costs by managing less sensitive data on the public cloud.

  3. Security and disaster recovery
    By combining both private cloud and public cloud option organizations can address compliance and security issues. And can also maintain in- house storage for sensitive and critical operations.

  4. Reliability and high performance
    This cloud option allows you to shift workloads between public cloud and private clouds as per business needs and get a complete view of the infrastructure.

When to choose?

Hybrid cloud is the best option for organizations that need flexible infrastructure, an advantage of storage, backup, scalability, and recovery options with increased efficiency and reduced cost.


  1. With its immense benefits, cloud computing is going to be the next big revolution.
  2. Early adoption of this technology can land you to early mover advantages in terms of better operations and reduced cost.
  3. You must assess your needs before choosing the best cloud infrastructure.
  4. With 20+ years of industry experience, Cloud IBN can take care of all this technical hassle professionally.
  5. You also don’t need to worry about your data when your transformation is in the hands of ISO 9001:2008 & 27001:2013 IT/ITES company.
  6. With our technical proficiency, you not only get the best solution but the solution which is long term, reliable, and cost-effective.
  7. We don’t stop there, because with Cloud IBN you get 24x7, 365 days support to eliminate all the problems you have.
  8. In a nutshell, when you choose the right Cloud Outsource Partner, you eliminate the fear of bad technical choice, as it’s done by the experts.

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