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Photos: EMC is obsessed with this 'Private Cloud' notion

The theme of EMC World 2010 was "Journey to the Private Cloud" and the private cloud concept was evident everywhere, as this photo gallery shows.

The theme of EMC World 2010 was "Journey to the Private Cloud" and this private cloud concept was mentioned over and over again by nearly every EMC executive throughout the conference. It was also plastered everywhere. Here's a look at how crazy EMC is about this private cloud notion.

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4 comments
osprey3883
osprey3883

I believe we will see companies of all sizes move to virtualized and cloud type environments. In the realm of cloud as a service as long as providers are following best practice regarding redundancy and access path diversity getting to the data should pose no problem. Data security and compliance become a bigger issue, and a "one cloud fits all" scenario will definitely not fit all industries. Issues such as latency sensitive applications will also need to be addressed as well.

Tommy S.
Tommy S.

I followed the whole cloud-will-be-everything-in-a-year predictions and they will all fall flat. But I thing the private cloud is the way to go for big corporations. It was where we were heading before anybody ever mentioned the word cloud anyway. Cloud computing is a hyped/marketing term for virtualisation, like HD is to 1920*1080. You get the most efficiency out of your hardware without losing total control and ownership of your mission critical/sensitive data. I never understood how serious people fell for the cloud prediction fever in the first place.

EdGallagherMVP
EdGallagherMVP

Wonderful! Another person not lost in the fog of the cloud! I agree whole heartedly. If you follow the progression of how a "good" netwrok has been implemented over the years, there has been steady progress to the "sit anywhere and do anything on the network", but relying 100% on a "public cloud" for data accessability the way some business people think can be done because of the hype, is silly. How do we get to our business data when a construction crew pulls a backhoe through the wron set of cables?

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