Are Private Clouds Just Another Form of “Server Hugging”?

August 12, 2009 by Brian Wolff

First things first, clouds can be anywhere.  They aren’t just an external resource companies can tap into, cloud technology can be taken advantage of anywhere (i.e. inside the walls of your organization).

Private clouds exist and will continue to exist as the trend towards cloud computing continues.  There are many organizations out there that can’t just up and move into a multi-tenant public cloud environment, but still want to reap the benefits of cloud computing.  The only way to do this is by creating a private cloud, made possible with virtualization. 

Companies are able to use the technologies and approaches associated with public clouds, just on a smaller scale, and still continue to own, operate and control their own IT infrastructure.  Would some call this server-hugging? Of course.  But at the same time, every organization has different needs and as stated before, they can’t just jump into a public cloud setting.  Any IT infrastructure expert would probably tell those companies they’re doing the right thing.  And some, like BlueLock, can even help to make that possible.

Definition of a private cloud.

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