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Cloud Computing Efficiency: Closing the Gaps Between Private and Public Cloud

alainc on ‎03-07-2013 11:50 PM

I read the article entitled “Cost savings, efficiencies lead IT pros to cloud computing”  written by Stephen J. Bigelow, a senior technology editor in the Data Center and Virtualization Media Group at TechTarget Inc., and thought you would also be interested in reading it… but I’d like to comment one or two of his findings about the merits and drawbacks of Private Clouds, compared with those of Public Clouds.


First, he mentions cloud computing “allows organizations to shed at least some of their expensive IT infrastructure and shift computing costs to more manageable operational expenses”. That is obviously one of the key benefits one can imagine when using a public cloud. It may be not so obvious for companies choosing a private cloud implementation, but it can still be a reality; a shift between CAPEX and OPEX and a pay per use model would be helping in most cases, even while keeping the infrastructure inside your datacenter.


Second, Stephen J. Bigelow thinks that “the cloud also eases much of the technological burden involved with IT systems support and maintenance”, again something that public cloud hides for their users as it is part of the service provider’s tasks. But, can we say the same for a private cloud environment choice? He adds “Forty percent of respondents also note support is a challenge” when using a private cloud… It means you have to carefully choose your support partner to get the best experience from a private cloud.


Finally, Stephen writes that private cloud allows for automated provisioning or resource scalability. This is again easy to imagine for end users. Does it still apply when talking of technology provisioning, when a business project needs more capacity in a shorter time than it takes to get the additional technology? You should imagine a way of getting the computing power inside your datacenter without supporting to pay for what you don’t use.


Of course all the questions can be positively answered thanks to the HP Datacenter Care service and its Flexible Capacity Service (FCS) component. Many of the values that are usually associated with public cloud are also available to private cloud through FCS. It allows to support your whole private cloud environment, but also to get additional capacity immediately without needing to pay for the upfront. Read the CIO whitepaper about Datacenter Care FCS, and watch the short video to learn quickly about its benefits.


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on ‎03-14-2013 01:59 PM

This is a great start to publishing our capabilities!  Especially knowing we are continuing to build better offerings for the future needs of our customers!!!

alainc on ‎03-22-2013 03:51 AM

The link to the embedded video is broken and will soon be updated. In the meantime, please click on this link to access the video on YouTube: Build capacity ahead of demand. alainc.

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