Earlier this year, my colleague Alex Bligh authored a whitepaper, ‘7 Business Reasons Why Moving Private Clouds to a Service Provider is a ‘No Brainer’!’, challenging the widespread assumption that private cloud carries a number of advantages over public cloud. In it, he provided insight into the economic and organisational drivers of adoption of different cloud technologies, his view of the future prevalence of different types of cloud technology in IT purchasing budgets, and the corresponding impact upon service providers.
As a result, there were a number of people that challenged his point of view, which spurred an interesting debate on the topic. On that note, we decided it would be prudent to host a webinar on the topic where we debated the merits of private and public cloud. You can watch the recording of this webinar here.
A number of attendees raised some interesting questions. I’d like to highlight a few of these and invite you to listen to the recording for the answers.
1.Is there a demand for public cloud services, what level of supply is in the marketplace and is there time for people to respond and build an offering?
2.Is Alex Bligh saying private cloud is bad?
3.How do enterprises maintain control over public cloud given the tendency for strong control over IT and pervasive devices?
4.How can an enterprise select the most appropriate public cloud services provider?
5.How do public cloud service providers differentiate?
Watch the webinar to find out the answers to these questions.
By Jim Foley, SVP Market Development, Flexiant