When and how does private cloud computing pay for itself? What is the return? I recently spoke with Pam Baker (@bakercom1) about this topic. Check out Pam’s article in The IT Pro: Cloud ROI: How much and how soon?
Now mixing and matching appeals to me. A team should adopt a strategy and a toolset that enables managing compute resources on-premise and at utilities. The private or public option then comes down to economics, performance, and security. The security component can be a driving factor for economics, too.
Pam quotes an telling statistic from the Aberdeen Group: “companies using private clouds eleiminate 38 percent of security and compliance costs as compared to public cloud users. Further, public cloud users experience 25 percent more problems with hacking, data loss, and audit deficiencies.” In other words, organizations are not going full public any time soon, and for good reason.Posted by