Types of Cloud Computing

Learn about the different types of cloud computing.


There are different cloud variations, and there is no one-size-fits-all type of cloud computing solution. To determine the kind of solution we need, it’s essential to understand our business requirements so that we can figure out the best way to run and deploy our applications to the cloud.


There are six ways to deploy cloud applications:

  • Public cloud
  • Private cloud
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Federal cloud
  • Multi-cloud
  • Community cloud

The following six subsections cover each cloud computing type:

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