Cloud Computing Deployment Model For A Public Network

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3. Cloud Computing Deployment Models
3.1. Public
The public cloud is a deployment model where cloud services are provided over a public network, such as the internet, by a third-party provider. Examples of public cloud services include Dropbox, Gmail and Twitter. By definition, most SaaS applications operate under the public cloud deployment model. One of the primary advantages of public cloud is its attractive pricing model. The organisation is typically charged a subscription fee for access to the cloud services, paying only for the number of users required, this removes the need for business to manage software licences (Savvas [Online], 2014). However, security conscious organisations requiring a SaaS solution may opt for a private cloud segregated from public networks. There are obvious security concerns involved in exposing a SaaS application to a public network. However, there are concrete steps an organisation can take to reduce the risk incurred with public cloud deployments. Many public cloud SaaS providers offer two-factor authentication, requiring an additional level of verification before the user’s credentials are accepted. This is typically achieved using an authentication code in the form of a text message sent to the user’s registered mobile number. Furthermore, organisations should develop and maintain a culture of cyber security, enforce best practices such as creating strong passwords and training staff in phishing awareness.
3.2. Private
A private cloud…
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