Cloud Deployment Model and its types

Abimuktheeswaran Chidambaram
3 min readDec 23, 2023

The Cloud Deployment Model acts as a virtual computing environment that offers a choice of deployment model according to how much data users /organizations want to store and who will have access to the cloud infrastructure without configuring them.

Types of Cloud Deployment Model:

1. Public Cloud

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The public cloud means anybody can access systems and services globally over the internet. This cloud model is owned by the cloud service provider.

The advantages of the public cloud are no infrastructure management, low cost, no maintenance, and scalability. The disadvantages of the public cloud are less security and low customization.

2. Private Cloud

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It is for the user/organization to access systems and services within the organization over the Internet. This cloud model is owned by the cloud service provider (or) that company under the supervision of an organization’s IT department.

The advantages of a private cloud are a legacy system (old version) supported, full control, more customization, high security, and privacy. The disadvantages of private cloud are more cost and less scalability.

3. Hybrid Cloud

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It is a combination of public and private clouds. Organizations can move data and applications between different clouds using a combination of two or more cloud deployment methods, depending on their needs like keeping sensitive data on-premise and non-sensitive data in the cloud.

The advantages of a hybrid cloud are reasonable cost, improved security, flexibility, and full control. The disadvantages of private cloud are difficulty in managing and low latency in data transmission.

4. Community Cloud

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The community cloud means many organizations can access systems and services over the internet. This cloud model is owned by the cloud service provider. It is easy to share the resources if all the organizations have the same protocols.

The advantages of this model are low cost, improved security, data privacy, easy sharing, and reliability. The disadvantages are sometimes may face low latency regarding bandwidth and storage, and not popular among other models.

Thanks for reading!

Last updated: 07-Jan-2024

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