Aptly named, a public cloud is available for public use, including Stablenet’s public cloud services. Sometimes public cloud services are free, but remember you sometimes get what you pay for (or not). Technically speaking, there’s not much difference in the architecture of public vs. private clouds, but security is the great differentiator. Since a public cloud’s network is “open,” your storage, applications and other items can be vulnerable on a network that isn’t trusted.
Some of the most well-known public clouds are Microsoft Office 365, SaaS (Software as a Service). and Salesforce’s CRM. You’ve probably also heard of Amazon AWS, Google and Microsoft public clouds, too, but these tech giants usually have their hardware in-house and manage everything in a more hands-on approach.
The AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute are unique approaches to cloud services. They offer “direct connect services,” and consumers need to buy or rent private connections. This connection links to a “peering point” which is available from public cloud providers.