Dedicated IT vs. Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud
Unlike what some cloud product marketers say, the cloud is not the ultimate solutions to your business IT. I agree that businesses – inevitably – need to adopt cloud computing to a certain degree. However, I believe that the need for cloud computing adoption should be viewed as a case by case matter. Depending on what your business IT needs, your needs for cloud services and solutions vary greatly. The bottom line is, you need to do your due diligence before you decide to jump into the cloud bandwagon.
Before you adopt cloud computing “because the cloud vendor marketer says so,” you need to understand the type of IT infrastructure. This simple, yet useful cloud computing infographic by Carbon Disclosure Project can help you understand the 3 major types of IT infrastructure: Dedicated IT, private cloud and the public cloud; it’s plain and simple – check it out (click to enlarge):