Cloud computing has been around for nearly fifteen years, and in that time, it’s been a focus area for compelling innovation. But during the time, myths and misconceptions have cropped up, especially about private cloud. Once upon a time, private clouds seemed like an inferior version of cloud.
But not anymore.
Old ideas have been swept away, technology limitations have been solved, and organizations that explored and rejected private clouds ought to take a second look. Much has changed in the world of cloud, many organizations are discovering the value of private cloud. But as we talk to organizations, we uncover three major myths about private cloud that are muddying the waters, confusing conversations, and leading organizations toward one-sided choices that aren’t optimized for value. Let’s clear up those myths so you can make an informed decision.
The Three Myths
Myth #1: The only real cloud is public cloud. The reality is that cloud is an experience, and organizations can have it on-premise or off-premise. The experience is transformative, it makes organizations better, and unlocks new potential for innovation. With innovative cloud platforms, you can have cloud on-premise or off-premise, it’s up to you, your workloads, and your unique requirements.
Myth #2: Private Cloud is Expensive. Most organizations discover that private cloud is less expensive after a certain point. Private cloud has advantages public cloud can’t match when it comes to controlling spiralling costs, including the ability to possibly leverage existing hardware, not being forced to redesign security perimeters, and reduced operating expenses.
Myth #3: Private Clouds don’t Measure Up. The reality is that leading-edge private clouds offer a public cloud-like experience. Today, even public cloud vendors like Microsoft and Amazon and Google are selling private clouds. Private clouds are just as resilient, agile, and transformative as public clouds.
The point behind cloud, whether it’s public or private, is that cloud helps organizations transform. It’s just a fact that cloud is the best mature technology for accelerating operational agility, simplifying IT processes, and improving ROI. Various clouds offer various advantages, but the facts are clear, cloud makes organizations better…and private cloud is the right fit for many requirements.
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