Date Added: Nov 2010
Like clouds themselves, cloud computing comes in various shapes and forms. The public cloud has enabled many cost-conscious start-ups and small businesses to focus on their core activities without the distraction of managing their own IT. However, its multi-tenanted architecture isn't ideally suited to companies with sensitive data or a need for high information availability, with further concerns surrounding security, privacy and regulatory compliance. In return for a greater investment of effort, a private cloud can offer the security, privacy, performance and availability needed to satisfy enterprise customers.