Cloud Deployment Models


Cloud is becoming the default option for software customization and deployment. However, in order to take full advantage of cloud deployment models and take control of business-related expenses, a business company needs to opt for the most appropriate option.

Before we discuss those options,


it is necessary to understand that a cloud deployment model is a “configuration” of parameters, such as accessibility, proprietorship, and storage size. You need to estimate what are your computing, networking, resource, and storage requirements, as well as business goals you wish to accomplish.

Apart from web-based organization systems, such as virtual private, inter-cloud, and others, there are a total of 4 universal cloud deployment models to choose from, each with its own perks and advantages:

Public Cloud

Private Cloud

Community Cloud

Hybrid  Cloud

Ease of setup and use Easy Requires IT proficiency Requires IT proficiency Requires IT proficiency
Data security and privacy Low High Comparatively high High
Data control Little to none High Comparatively high Comparatively high
Reliability Vulnerable High Comparatively high High
Scalability and flexibility High High Fixed capacity High
Cost-effectiveness The cheapest one The most expensive one Expenses are shared among community members Cheaper than a private model but more costly than the public cloud
Demand for in-house hardware No Depends Depends Depends