June 30, 2010

Combining Private anid Public Clouds

Nicole Hemsoth

Enterprises are often hesitant to outsource mission-critical applications and sensitive data to the cloud. The solution may be a mixed approach that relies on the a skillful combination of private and public to allay concerns.

Although many enterprises are by now aware that there could be cost savings by moving to the cloud, security and a host of other unknowns have made wide adoption a slow process. If companies were willing to partition their cloud needs, however, balanced with their security concerns, it is reasonable to keep secure data on a private cloud while sending all non-mission-critical work into the public cloud where the cost benefit is arguably the highest. The decisions about what to keep on a private cloud versus send to the public realm is not just based on security and policies–investment capital and the nature of the applications are crucial considerations as well.

Full story at Data Center Journal

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