The case for public-first cloud computing

May 6, 2011 No Comments

Blog by Dave Linthicum

I’ve previously talked about the move to private cloud computing as corporate America’s first-generation cloud attempt. After all, you control it completely, you don’t have to worry about security, and you can laugh at all those cloud outages.

However, private clouds are very much like traditional computing: You have to purchase your own hardware and software, configure all elements, and pay employees to watch over it as they would a data center or any other IT infrastructure. Thus, the core benefit of cloud computing — shared resources — can be lost when creating and maintaining a private cloud.

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