I came across this article today, and it gave me a pleasant surprise. I’ve had the public/private cloud debate many times over the past year, and to me a private cloud always wins. Basically it boils down to this, if your data is so valuable, why on earth would you put it in a public cloud? Yes, there’s the cost argument, but that’s like being back in 1999 and having a hosting company host your site. It’s a only short term solution because the costs will and do come down.
I’m also glad that CFO’s are wising up to the OpEX shuffle. It struck me as bizarre that no one ever bothered to look at the long term implications. It’s like everyone was managing to the next quarter, maybe next year. But what about 3,4,5 years out – oh, right, someone else’s problem because you won’t be there anymore.