Ten Reasons to Go with a Private Cloud - Slide 7

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Going to the cloud can introduce new process efficiencies, reduce application deployment time and lighten IT overhead loads. It’s an idealized vision, as long as your apps fit in your public cloud-hosting provider’s mold.

Are all of your applications designed for the cloud? Got any custom-designed legacy applications? Here’s hoping they work with your public cloud. Otherwise, you might have to recode them from scratch to work within a rigid public cloud architecture.

Real-world enterprises must deploy both existing and new applications to the cloud, and that requires complex application management. The private cloud model can support a flexible mix of on-premise, hybrid and cloud applications.

Public cloud evangelists trumpet the flexibility, scalability and cost-efficiency benefits of platform as a service (a.k.a. PaaS). Some take it a step further, decrying and "FUDing" the private cloud alternative. But critics of private cloud — often evangelizing for the sake of their own self-interest — choose to ignore the advantages of a private cloud approach.

The truth: Private cloud represents a better solution for the real-world enterprise. The real-world enterprise demands security, flexibility and control, and the private cloud delivers. There are many reasons to “go private.” Bart Copeland, CEO of ActiveState has identified the top 10.

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