In the early days of cloud computing, the only cloud that existed was public. It was a third-party, vendor-owned platform offering multi-tenancy infrastructure-as-a-service. Times have changed.
As time has passed, we’ve seen scores of new cloud service models (PaaS, DaaS, etc.) and deployment methods (private, baremetal) hit the market. As is often the case, each of these fits into a slightly different use case – though industry commentators, in the interest of drumming up controversy, are wont to stack them against one another.
Perhaps one of the most interesting of these service models is Hybrid, which blends public and private.
Coincidentally, it’s also one of the models best-suited to adoption by businesses.