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Why Private Clouds Aren’t Dead Yet

By the end of 2020, 68% of enterprise workloads will be executed in the public cloud, according to the Cisco Global Cloud Index. Even with that large number, there are still some good reasons to use private cloud systems. In an article from InformationWeek, Charles Babcock explains why this is so.

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Babcock’s first line of argument is that, if the CIA requires a private cloud, what does that say? Such sensitive information needs to be kept physically and operationally safe. Private clouds offers a safe place to analyze masses of data. They can also be more reliable than public ones, as Babcock says this:

Public cloud providers have built resilient architectures that survive most — but not all — failure scenarios. On Sept. 18, AWS’s popular DynamoDB NoSQL database system, on which several services depend, was knocked offline for five hours inside US East-1 in Ashburn, Va. Other services that depended on it were slowed or brought to a halt as well… We’ve yet to learn every cloud failure scenario. If your business can’t tolerate any time offline, you may need a private cloud.

With the use of public clouds, an abundance of your company’s critical competitive data keeps flowing back and forth from the cloud. Having a private cloud however reduces time to market for new products and keeps pertinent details more discreet. With a private cloud you will also be able to grab hold of new server technologies. Babcock says that “a private cloud builder who sees technology he or she wants to use can implement it at the same time and reap the benefits.”

There’s that saying, “It it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Well, there will be companies who are just fine with their older, traditional systems. Even so, adding on a private cloud will be beneficial to those that hold this sentiment. Babcock says, “Instead of investing in expensive consulting skills to refactor the application and move it into the cloud, maximize the communications network between the legacy app and a private cloud, making use of existing skills in-house.”

Lastly, while we are content with our traditional means of storage it simply is not conducive to accelerating the company’s competitive edge. Private clouds will bring forth automation of trends and information that will quicken vital activities. You can access the original article and enjoy its flowing use of jargon here: http://www.informationweek.com/data-centers/6-reasons-private-clouds-arent-dead-yet/d/d-id/1327482

About Melissa Colon

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Melissa is a staff writer for AITS, with a background in journalism. She has previously written for York Dispatch and York Daily Record.

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