With the move to remote and hybrid work environments and the need to digitally transform business during the global pandemic, the adoption of cloud computing has hit an all-time high. Of course, cloud services are in great demand today. But what exactly is a cloud service provider?
As the name suggests, a cloud service provider is essentially a third party company that offers a cloud-based platform for application, infrastructure or storage services. A cloud service provider generally sets up public cloud platforms, manages private cloud platforms, and / or provides on-demand cloud computing services such as:
- Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
- Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
- Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS)
What is a public cloud?
In a public cloud, all hardware, software, network and storage infrastructure is owned and managed by the cloud service provider. The public cloud infrastructure is heavily based on …