InfoWorld: Is A Public VMware Cloud Coming?

In an exclusive interview, VMware CEO Paul Maritz talks about an elite group of providers that will offer VMware infrastructure for hybrid enterprise clouds. In most cases, a public cloud service will charge more to host your infrastructure long term than it would cost you to purchase and maintain that infrastructure yourself. By the same token, though, you don’t want to buy and babysit infrastructure you need only part of the time. That’s one of the main ideas behind the hybrid cloud: Build and operate a private cloud in your own data center and burst to a service that charges by the hour when you need it.