This type of cloud deployment


is available for the general public where data is created and stored on third-party cloud computing servers. This eliminates the need for users to buy and maintain their own infrastructure, cutting down costs by charging a pay-per-use fee. All it takes is an Internet connection and users are allowed to scale whenever required.

However, the downside is that the users do not know where exactly is their data kept and who else has access to it. Public clouds are also sometimes prone to outages and malfunctions, which can hamper business productivity.

Pros of Public Cloud


Easy data access

Storage flexibility

Cost-effectiveness

Easy setup and use

Scalability

24/7 maintenance

Eliminated need for on-premises infrastructure

Cons of Public Cloud


Data privacy and security

Lack of individual approach

Questionable reliability