In my last blog post, I wrote about some of the trade offs between a public cloud or private cloud.
Once a decision is made to go with a private cloud computing solution, the next decision is whether to outsource with private cloud hosting, or to develop and manage the private cloud internally.
So what are the trade-offs between private cloud hosting and building an internal private cloud? Here’s a couple of though starters:
The private cloud hosting decision is much like any managed server hosting decision. The benefits of private cloud hosting include:
Internal private clouds give up the advantages of a cap-ex free, staff free solution, but provide a higher level of flexibility in several key areas:
While private clouds are generally preferred by mid-size and large enterprises because they meet the security and compliance requirements of these larger organizations and their customers, different organizations will look differently on whether to build their private cloud internally, or to host their private cloud with a trusted managed data center partner.
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