Pros and Cons of the Private Cloud

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-30-2014 Email

Nearly one-half of organizations have launched private clouds, according to industry research. And among those which have done so, roughly two-thirds say they've been successful in their efforts. Still, there are even more companies which are going the public cloud route—nearly nine of 10, in fact. Clearly, there are choices to be made. (And those choices may include both. Many businesses practice what's called "cloud bursting," in which applications in a private cloud migrate to the public one once demand for app availability surges beyond the capacity of the private version.) To help CIOs pursue a balanced assessment, we're providing the following list of pros and cons of private cloud adoption. They cover everything from security to availability to support to scalability to operations control. (And you may be interested to know how the private cloud can impact the mobile user experience, given the dominance of BYOD practices today.) Our list was adapted from a number of online resources, including those posted by Dell and Infusionsoft. For more about Dell's pros and cons, click here. For more about those from Infusionsoft, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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