Public Cloud

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1. Public Cloud is a publicly multi-tenant accessible cloud computing environment owned by a third-party cloud provider.

Related Term: Cloud Deployment Model, Cloud Service Model, Cloud-based Disaster Recovery, Community Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Private Cloud.

Notes (1): The IT resources are usually provisioned via cloud service models

Notes (2): Service offered and shared with a number of other clients at a cost or are commercialized.

Notes (3): The provider is responsible for the creation and on-going maintenance of the IT resources.

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

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