With a public cloud, services are delivered to customers over a network that’s open for public usage. Public clouds offer efficiency and affordability, and are often multi-tenant – meaning the provider runs your service in a shared environment..
With a private cloud, services are maintained on a private network protected by a firewall. You can build a private cloud within your own data center – or subscribe to one hosted by a vendor. Private clouds offer the most security and control.
A hybrid cloud includes both public and private cloud resources – often from multiple providers. Hybrid clouds offer variety, so you can pick and choose which aspects of your business are better off in a public cloud versus a private cloud.