A public cloud service provider is a third party that offers resources such as virtual machines, applications, or storage over the public internet. They can be used by anyone for free or on-demand, allowing users to pay as per their usage and requirements.
Compared to private clouds, public clouds can reduce the hassle of managing and maintaining on-premises hardware and application infrastructure and also cut costs. The public cloud service provider is held responsible for managing and maintaining the cloud infrastructure.
The key public cloud providers include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Oracle Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud.
Advantages of using a public cloud provider:
Disadvantages of using a public cloud provider:
Monitoring a public cloud
Cloud monitoring tools can help organizations address the above public cloud challenges and optimize their cloud resources and costs. Site24x7 provides monitoring support for AWS, Azure, and GCP from one console.