What is Public Cloud?

What is Public Cloud?


Public Cloud makes the cutting edge of cloud computing accessible to businesses at all levels – from start-ups to enterprise organisations – allowing them to deploy resources on demand, while retaining maximum flexibility and complete control of their costs. Whether you require servers to power your website or e-commerce platform (maintaining optimal uptime), are keen to explore the possibilities offered by containerisation, or want to take all the stress and expense out of securely storing your critical business data, the OVHcloud Public Cloud infrastructures provide you with the tools to do so today.

There is a wide range of cloud solutions and cloud strategies – both for hardware and software – that benefit businesses and the end user. Due to its flexibility, scalability, and agility; the journey to the cloud is powered by business needs and requirements. But whatever cloud adoption you choose – whether it be SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS – the cloud solution is likely to reduce workloads and create lasting cost savings.

Produits Public Cloud

Public Cloud definition

With a Public Cloud solution, you simply pay for the cloud resources you need and access them over the internet, while an external cloud service provider hosts them on their own infrastructure, in addition to assuming full responsibility for their management and maintenance. This way, you enjoy the benefits of cloud computing – particularly its speed, elestacity, and scalability – without needing to purchase, deploy and maintain on-premises dedicated servers.

New cloud instances can be deployed with a single click, then managed remotely, through our user-friendly online Control Panel, or your preferred API. At OVHcloud, with most of our products, there is no resource over-allocation. You only pay for what you use, when you use it, adding and removing business applications and cloud resources as required. Cloud computing infrastructure is a highly cost-effective tool for scaling in a controlled, intelligent way, and allowing for failover in particularly busy, resource-intensive periods. The elasticity and agility of cloud solutions and cloud services offers improved uptime and business continuity, without the need for huge investment in computing infrastructure.

How is Public Cloud structured?

One of the key benefits of the Public Cloud is its flexibility and agility. There are multiple ways it can be structured and delivered, including:

  • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): SaaS is an increasingly popular approach to delivering world-class software, hosting it externally, so it can be accessed over the internet on a pay-as-you-go basis. Cloud users can enjoy the benefits of cloud software service management; such as reduced security concerns, and less chance of data loss.

  • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS): With these cloud solutions, you are able to launch your preferred software platform on your chosen hardware with a single click, without needing to configure them. A cloud services platform gives you access to a cloud-based platform for all your business needs, without any need to invest in private infrastructure.
  • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS): This involves providing the building blocks of a secure, web scale infrastructure, including servers and storage cloud solutions, ensuring your digital resources and can grow with your organisation. Infrastructure as a service is a fully managed cloud deployment that gives you the scalability to manage increased workloads, as well as the flexibility to implement backups and failover systems; such as a disaster recovery and business continuity planning.

The OVHcloud Public Cloud range has been designed to take full advantage of this flexibility, scalability, and agility, allowing you to launch mission critical projects and develop your IT infrastructure in a way that’s right for you. Based on the highly regarded OpenStack technology, you enjoy root access as the end user, and can choose from a selection of cloud management interfaces, allowing you to configure your cloud resources and cloud solutions however you see fit. This is all supported by full reversibility for all your data; simplified, predictable pricing; and OVHcloud’s industry-leading Anti-DDoS protection.

Examples of Public Cloud implementation

Websites and e-commerce

The flexibility and scalability of the OVHcloud Public Cloud makes it ideal for powering your websites and e-commerce platforms, with the ability to host your instances at any of our global network of datacentres meaning you can locate them wherever your end users are based. And the ability to deploy new instances at a moment’s notice makes it easy to maintain uptime regardless of particularly busy periods or spikes in traffic.


Organisations at all levels work with higher volumes of data than ever before, making storage and data management a pressing concern. With this in mind, OVHcloud offers a wide range of flexible, affordable Cloud Storage solutions, including automated volume snapshots and instance backups, allowing you to recover your data in a single click, should you ever need to.

Containers and Orchestration

We have designed and developed multiple Public Cloud solutions to make managing and orchestrating your containers as effortless as possible, including our industry-leading Managed Kubernetes solution.

Data and Analytics

High-speed IOPS and NVMe drives make the Public Cloud the ideal foundation for transforming your raw data into clear, actionable business critical intelligence, with a selection or powerful self-service tools on offer to make the process as stress-free as possible.

Sandbox environments

Spin up fully isolated sandbox environments in just a few clicks, launch your projects, and move them to production when they are ready. The path from concept to product has never been easier!

Hybrid cloud

OVHcloud Public Cloud is designed to effortlessly integrate with both your on-premises IT infrastructure and our other cloud services and bare-metal solutions, with solutions like the OVHcloud vRack enabling you to create secure private connections, wherever your instances are hosted.