Adaptive Computing: Why IT Execs Need to Bone Up on the Benefits of Private Cloud

August 03, 2012
By Erin Harrison, Executive Editor, Cloud Computing

In this day and age, enterprises are faced with an array of decisions and questions when it comes to cloud computing. The first issue is usually deciding whether cloud is even beneficial in the first place, but after deciding to make the shift to the cloud, businesses need to determine whether a public, private or hybrid model makes sense for them. In a recent CopperEgg blog post, the answer is quite simple: private.

In many cases today, the private cloud is a popular choice, especially among industries that face regulatory compliance issues. In fact, the Western European private cloud computing market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of more than 23 percent through 2016, when it will generate nearly $8 billion in revenue, according to research firm IDC (News – Alert).

But the reasons to move to private cloud are just as varied at the selection criteria for choosing the right cloud model. Needless to say, IT executives need to be educated on the benefits of private cloud, according to CopperEgg, noting that many companies question the value of private cloud if they have already taken steps toward virtualization. Isn’t cloud and virtualization one in the same? The short answer is no.

TMC’s (News – Alert) Allison Boccamazzo sat down with Adaptive Computing’s Vice President of Marketing Chad Harrington, where he exclusively detailed not only why IT execs need to be educated on the private cloud, but why private cloud goes unsurpassed in today’s selection of cloud management.

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