What is a Public Cloud?
Public Cloud is one of the 4 types of Cloud Infrastructures available on the market.
The Public Cloud consists of a variety of subscribers or clients that store hosted applications and files, data, and other resources on a virtual server. These services are made available to the general public and are shared by multiple clients through a service provider. Public Cloud Services are free or offered on a pay-per-use model. Generally, service providers like Microsoft and Google own and operate the infrastructure and offer access only via Internet (direct connectivity is not offered).
If you work with confidential information, documents or intellectual property, this is not the right cloud model for you. It is ideal for students or individuals that do not need to properly secure and protect their data.