By: Greg Elliott, Director of Business Development at 1102 GRAND
I would be willing to bet if you asked ten people what their definition of cloud computing technology is, you would probably get ten different answers. There are a number of reasons why this is the case and there are quite a few levels to understand. There are a number of ways we are seeing our clients at 1102 GRAND develop their cloud strategies. The two we have seen to be the most popular are:
1) Clients have their own private cloud, utilizing their infrastructure that physically resides in private rack or cage space at 1102 GRAND. Some are building out their private cloud for internal uses and others are offering private cloud as a service to their customers.
2) Clients are developing a hybrid cloud approach, utilizing private cloud for their sensitive information and using the public cloud for other data.
I ran across an article, “Forget Public Cloud or Private Cloud, It’s All About Hyper-Hybrid,” by Thor Olav of CIO, that dives deeper into the hybrid approach.
Cloud is certainly not a one size fits all approach, and each company will have to decide what will work best for their overall strategy. If you want to be in touch with companies that are offering private cloud services at 1102 GRAND, I would be happy to make the connection for you. Also, if you would like to check out 1102 GRAND, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.