Cloud Computing Within the Firewall

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 5, 2010


Cloud computing has become a fashionable term. When it comes to corporate private clouds this Forbes.com report suggests that technology managers who don't want to trust their corporate data to those 'supposedly-scary' public cloud services invest in private clouds that live behind the firewall.


There is potential value in adopting techniques of the cloud service providers when running a private cloud.

"There's great sex appeal to the cloud computing concept of vast computing resources being made available for instant provisioning to any organization. And so every vendor and technologist seems to want to be associated with the cloud. That's even true of technology managers who don't want to trust their corporate data to those supposedly-scary public cloud services. And so we have 'private clouds' that live behind the firewall, or within some private enclave within an outsourced data center.

"Some cloud computing purists would argue that these aren't clouds at all, and that use of the term just muddles things. On the other hand, there is some potential value in adopting technologies and mimicking techniques of the cloud service providers within the corporate data center."

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