Public Vs. Private Cloud Debate Finally Silenced
Why, oh, why do people still debate the benefits of public versus private clouds? Businesses want the security of private clouds and the flexibility of public clouds. Combining the two in a hybrid cloud, where data can move to wherever it is most useful, is where the business is going.
Storage vendors, with their vested interest in helping businesses build private clouds have taken steps to make it easier to move data between their offerings and public clouds. They've been slow because of the potential risk that too much data will move to public clouds and negate their business models. But it will be tougher yet if they cannot make the transition and let others take the initiative. In 2018, look for full-throated acceptance of hybrid storage clouds.