I don’t believe anyone really thinks all enterprise data centers will begin rushing to the clouds anytime soon (although there are a few that already have). That’s quite far-fetched. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t begin testing out the waters (or the clouds).
However, as EMC CEO Joe Tucci explained at EMC World, "IT infrastructure has gotten too complex, too inefficient, too inflexible, and too costly…You’re managing a lot more with the same or less resources.”
A recent article outlined the benefits of the enterprise data center alongside the benefits of cloud computing.
Today’s data center benefits:
Cloud Computing benefits:
“In a way, the attributes of one are the negative of the other,” Tucci said.
The question is – how does the enterprise access the best of both worlds?
The answer is simple, and it probably the same if you were to ask someone from EMC, VMware or BlueLock. The answer is private cloud computing.
What is private cloud computing? It refers to what some call internal cloud computing and describes an offering that emulates cloud computing on private networks which allows companies to access the advantages of cloud computing without the pitfalls, such as data security, corporate governance and reliability concerns. Companies must still buy, build and manage the cloud, which isn’t the case in the public cloud realm, but there are still many benefits. One of those benefits that BlueLock clients have accessed, is the ability to connect their private cloud to the public cloud for bursting and/or disaster recovery.