- By Craig Zacker
Cloud computing can provide organizations with many benefits, including economy scalability, reliability, manageability, and security.
There are three basic cloud architectures:
Public Cloud resources are furnished by a third-party provider on the Internet.
Private An organization provides its own cloud resources.
Hybrid The public and private architectures are combined.
There are three cloud service models—IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, which specify how much of the resource management is the responsibility of the cloud provider and how much is the responsibility of the subscriber.