Cloud Computing Concepts:
The community cloud allows system and service to be
accessible by group of organizations.
It share shares the infrastructure between several organizations from specific
community .It may be managed internally or by the third- party
A community cloud is a multi-tenant
infrastructure that is shared among several organizations from a specific
group with common computing concerns. Such concerns might be related to
regulatory compliance, such as audit requirements, or may be related to
performance requirements, such as hosting applications that require a quick
The goal of a community cloud is to have participating
organizations realize the benefits of a public cloud -- such as multi-tenancy and a pay-as-you-go billing structure -- but
with the added level of privacy,
security and policy compliance usually associated with a private cloud.
The community cloud can be either on-premises or off-premises,
and can be governed by the participating organizations or by a third-party
managed service provider
Features and Benefits of community cloud
Organizations: Community cloud provides an infrastructure to share cloud
resources and capabilities among several organizations.
Community cloud offers same advantage as that of private cloud at low cost.
Community cloud is comparatively more secure than the public cloud.
Since all data is housed at one location, one must be
careful in storing data in community cloud because it might be accessible by
It is also challenging to allocate responsibilities of
governance, security and cost.