A public cloud is a cloud service that is available for use by the general public. In this cloud model, a cloud service provider owns and manages the cloud infrastructure, which is shared among multiple users or organizations. These users can access the cloud services via the internet and pay as they use, taking advantage of economies of scale.

Key Features

Benefits of Public Cloud

Drawback and Concerns

Despite these concerns, many businesses and organizations successfully use public clouds to host non-sensitive data or run applications that do not require stringent compliance requirements.

Examples of popular public cloud service providers include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).