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Nov 30 2010   4:57PM GMT

Private vs Public Cloud

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So with all the mention of the cloud nowadays, it’s common to hear the terms private and public tossed around in relation to the cloud. What does this mean to the customer?

Well based on the apps and data you have, some of them might work in the public cloud or some might work in the private cloud, other might work in either. The question is what should you do? Well at the end of the day for most customers it comes down to data security.

Does your data have specific regulatory requirements around security where it’s not allowed in a public cloud? If so, then you really don’t have a choice in the matter and you have to go private. However there are other reasons you might want to stay private. If you have an IT team already that already knows the ins and outs of your business, you can leverage there skills to maintain your own private cloud.

So in the end there really isn’t a right or wrong answer, it’s more about what is right for your individual business.

-RP

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