July 18, 2024

Leontine Toppi

Advanced Technology

The Five Cloud Deployment Models

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The cloud is a big, exciting concept. But it can be intimidating to work with. How do you get started? Where do you deploy your applications? What types of clouds are there? These questions (and more) will be answered in this guide to cloud deployment models. In this article we’ll cover the five most common ways to deploy cloud services: private, public, hybrid, community and software-defined data center (SDDC).

The Five Cloud Deployment Models

Private Cloud

Private cloud is a cloud infrastructure that is only used by a single organization. It’s the fastest way to deploy and manage cloud services, as well as the most secure and cost effective.

In your private cloud, you have full control over your data, network, storage and security policies while maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements such as HIPAA or PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).

Public Cloud

Public cloud is the most basic type of deployment. It involves using the public cloud infrastructure services provided by a third party, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure.

In this model, the cloud provider allocates resources and provisions them for you; you don’t have to worry about managing any hardware yourself. The service is also provided over the internet so that you can access it from anywhere in the world at any time, which means that scaling up or down can be done on demand without having to invest in additional hardware or software licenses upfront–you pay only for what you use.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private clouds. Hybrid cloud allows users to choose the right cloud for each application, depending on its requirements. For example, if an application does not require security or privacy, it can be hosted in a public cloud; otherwise, it should be hosted on your own servers behind your firewall.

Hybrid clouds are most commonly used by organizations that have both large-scale IT operations (like banks) as well as smaller ones (like retailers).

Community Cloud

The community cloud model is a hybrid between public and private cloud. It allows organizations to share resources with similar businesses or individuals in their geographical area. For example, if you’re part of an industry association and have members in other states or countries, your organization could use a community cloud to host its websites and databases so that all members can access them from anywhere they choose.

Community clouds are typically used by organizations that want more control over their IT infrastructure than they would get with public deployments but don’t need the full range of capabilities provided by private deployments (which require dedicated hardware).

Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)

The Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) is a cloud service that allows you to manage your own data center. It’s a combination of hardware and software, which makes it more flexible than other cloud services.

The SDDC helps you make better use of your resources by giving them context in the form of virtualization and automation.

There are different ways to deploy cloud services

The cloud is a diverse and dynamic environment, with many different deployment models that you can use to meet your business needs. In this section, we’ll take a look at the five most common cloud deployment models: private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud (also known as mixed mode), community cloud and software-defined data center (SDDC).


The cloud is a great way to get your business up and running. The five deployment models we’ve discussed are just the beginning of the possibilities available to you. If you want to learn more about deploying your own private or public cloud, contact us today!

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