The acceptance of public cloud has grown significantly over the last few years. This is not surprising, given the cost effectiveness, high availability and on-demand scalability offered by public cloud services.
For start-ups and smaller companies in particular, moving to public cloud means that they don’t need to invest in expensive infrastructure or build up applications from scratch. The public cloud takes care of all infrastructure worries and also offers an extensive digital library of applications and services that such smaller companies can use in developing their own applications. When you add to this the reliability and flexibility offered by the public cloud, it’s not hard to see what makes this such a compelling proposition for many companies today. All of these factors as well as the growing confidence in public cloud over the last few years, especially with regard to security and privacy concerns have led to a steady increase in its adoption.
However, despite the benefits enumerated above, there are still a couple of constraints holding back the adoption of public cloud. One of the most obvious of these is the infrastructure overhaul required in moving to the public cloud. Moving already established business processes to the cloud often involves a re-architecture of your entire eco-system, along with all the associated costs in terms of time and money required. It is in order to get over such issues that many organizations set up their own private cloud. This basically means that the hardware is maintained by organizations within their environment but there is a layer of software which offers cloud services so that the work, in effect, stays within the boundaries of the organization. [...]
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