What is Public Cloud?

Public cloud refers to virtualized computing services that are offered over the internet to the general public.

Public cloud definition

Public cloud is a multi-tenant form of cloud computing in which infrastructure is shared by multiple companies and individuals. It is considered the "standard model" of cloud computing and is the opposite of private cloud, a model in which infrastructure resources are dedicated to a single organization.

What are the advantages of public cloud computing?

In general, public cloud computing tends to be less expensive and more flexible than private cloud computing. It’s typically offered on a pay-per-usage basis with no contracts, making it easy to scale usage up and down as needed.

Is public cloud a good solution for enterprise?

Public cloud poses security and compliance risks for many organizations, or specific functions within a given organization. Data governed by Sarbanes Oxley, PCI and HIPPA cannot be hosted on public cloud, which leads many companies to choose private or hybrid cloud models. In addition, public cloud is designed to be self-managed, while many enterprises prefer fully managed cloud services.

HPE solutions for integrating public cloud

Public cloud solutions

Public cloud solutions

Enjoy the benefits of public cloud with HPE’s private cloud integrations.

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HPE Helion CloudSystem

HPE Helion CloudSystem

Use this unified hardware and software system to create and manage your hybrid cloud.

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Cloud security solutions

Cloud security solutions

Build protection into the design of your hybrid cloud system.

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Catalog : HPE Helion Customer Cloud Stories

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