Defining the Spectrum of Cloud Deployment Technologies

We’ve come far from a simplistic separation between on-premises and cloud. Today, it’s about on-premises versus a range of different cloud options. Indeed, the cloud can be a confusing place for newcomers and veterans alike, with new options cropping up every few months, and the landscape always shifting towards the newer and better.

But how do you choose between good, better and best? Let’s compare the various cloud deployment technologies available today and find the common ground and what separates them from each other.

Bare Metal in the Cloud

A bare metal server in the cloud is the closest alternative to a hardware server. Bare metal cloud delivers the real hardware server experience, but instead of the server being hosted in your own datacenter, it’s in a vendor-provided cloud.

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