Deploying Public, Private, or Hybrid Clouds
Part of the Cloud Computing Cheat Sheet
Public clouds are virtualized data centers outside of your company’s firewall. Generally, a service provider makes resources available to companies, on demand, over the public Internet.
Private clouds are virtualized cloud data centers inside your company’s firewall. It may also be a private space dedicated to your company within a cloud provider’s data center.
Hybrid clouds combine aspects of both public and private clouds.