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The Cloud Series: Private Cloud and Public Cloud
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The Cloud Series
by: Scott Kroh

Click here to read the first blog in this series.

What is the difference between the private cloud and the public cloud? 

Private Cloud

One business or organization will have a private cloud, or data center, set up behind their firewall for security. They are remotely accessed via the Internet or a (RDC) Remote Desktop Connection. Business applications like accounting software, company e-mail, intranets, (CRM) customer relationship management, order entry systems or SharePoint solutions are examples of what users of private clouds are typically accessing. Users must be setup by the network administrator with a user name on the domain and are assigned a password for access.

Public Cloud

Public clouds are open networks that have applications or services that are typically provided over the Internet with either no fees or pay per usage associated with them. Public clouds are open networks. They have applications or services that are provided via the Internet. They may not have a fee, or you might need to pay for your level of usage associated with them. Social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, as well as email services like Gmail are examples of applications that are deployed on the public cloud.

Next, what are some of the cloud service models that have gained acceptance and popularity in the business world today?

This blog series is taken from Scott's whitepaper. Click Here to read the entire paper.

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