Defining Cloud Types

Hybrid clouds
What: A mix of private and public clouds
Best for: Organizations with mixed workloads and data types

What: A collection of multiple public clouds
Best for: Giving increased choice to the user, maintaining cost competitiveness

Private clouds
What: A proprietary cloud deployment, typically located on premises and administered by the IT shop, although third-party private cloud services are increasing
Best for: Sensitive data, proprietary applications, mission-critical workloads

Public clouds
What: Cloud deployments operated and administered by dedicated services for a fee
Best for: Nonsensitive, nonmission-critical workloads