Cloud has become one of the most talked about technologies of the decade. With players big and small entering the game daily, more and more companies are turning to monthly, cloud-based services. But with any emerging technology, understanding the cloud can be a bit fuzzy. With all of the "buzz words" floating around the industry, its easy to hear words like "Scalability" and "OpEX" when talking to service providers, and not really understand what they mean.
In the midst of all the cloud word vomit are the "public," "private," and "hybrid" cloud. Commonly blended together and confused, these three cloud technologies are not one in the same. Infact, understanding the difference between these three cloud options is essential to establishing your business's cloud strategy. If you aren't sure what type of cloud your company needs, how can you initiate an investment?
To give you a better understanding of public, private and hybrid cloud, let's walk through each of them.