Trends Report

Private Cloud In 2020: Defining The Future Of The Enterprise Data Center

Private Cloud Software Suites Die Off As Budgets Move Up The Stack And Lower Levels Build Out Automation And Orchestration Capabilities

August 24th, 2017
With contributors:
Glenn O'Donnell , Chris Gardner , Will McKeon-White , Richard Fichera , Diane Lynch


Private cloud can be difficult to implement and manage and has a rich history of casualties. Conceptually, enterprises need both private and public cloud services, but public cloud success has far outweighed that of private — the long knowledge ramp, hefty transformation requirements, and high costs present significant barriers to private cloud deployments. Looking forward, private cloud solutions will mitigate the challenges currently plaguing day 1 and beyond. This means cheap and fast developer productivity that can scale when higher maturity or demand requires it. Market solutions and infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals must adjust to meet these requirements.

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