Ten Reasons to Go with a Private Cloud - Slide 9

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The public cloud is great, if you’re a small business, with small business needs. You don’t have to worry about managing your IT; the public cloud does it for you. Perhaps you work in civic government—the public cloud is perfect for you, particularly if you can share data services with the town next door.

But if you’re a real-world enterprise, your basic business objectives could be hindered by the limitations of a one-size-fits-all public cloud. And you need a cloud solution that’s designed specifically for you (and not for everyone else too).

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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