Tech moves fast! Stay ahead of the curve with Techopedia!
Join nearly 200,000 subscribers who receive actionable tech insights from Techopedia.
A vertical cloud is a type cloud computing solution designed specifically for a business sector (vertical) or model. Providers tailor vertical cloud offerings to specific industries rather than having one general, all-purpose cloud offering.
A vertical cloud enables organizations to provision or build applications that are designed having functionality, resources and other application-specific requirements ideally suited for a business' needs. These cloud solutions are built around a vertical and optimized to provide services to only a limited business model, process or need.
For example, a vertical cloud product intended for the health care industry may have tools specially designed to work with electronic health records or medical imaging files. While these features would not be helpful at all in other industries, businesses in health care would find them very useful.