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Understanding the differences between public and private cloud computing
This article is part of the Virtual Data Center issue of April 2011, Vol. 32
This tip is the first in a two-part series on public and private cloud computing. Read part two about the advantages and drawbacks to public cloud services Private clouds may be a dedicated, or leased, portion of a provider’s hosted facilities. But in most cases, private cloud computing is the conversion of an existing traditional data center into a utility-based computing architecture—you own it, secure it and maintain it just as you always have. The successful move to a cloud is hardly quick or simple, and perhaps the biggest challenge faced by IT administrators is choosing between private and public cloud computing architectures. Before picking either option, use this tip to examine the practical limitations and advantages of private cloud computing. Private cloud computing adoption rates and analysis It’s no secret that cloud computing has been a misunderstood victim of marketing hype. But regardless of how you define the technologies, it’s clear that both private and public cloud computing is slowly being adopted among ...
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