By: Bob Tarzey, Service Director, Quocirca
Published: 24th July 2012
Copyright Quocirca © 2012
Any cloud platform, be it public or private, has to improve the way an application supports a business in some way and that the take-off of private cloud heralds an increasing uptake of public cloud, providing a usable set of open standards emerge. But, what is it about public cloud platforms that will make them so appealing?
There are plenty of doubts expressed in various surveys, especially in the areas of security and compliance. Quocirca believes that such doubts are often misplaced and will come back to these topics in future posts. However, negative perceptions have to be overcome not only by direct countering but by putting forward a positive case for public cloud that provide solid business reasons for its use. This post aims to do just that, by outlining four use cases for public cloud platforms that any business should find attractive:
These use cases all stand up in their own right. Public cloud does not have to be cheaper per se, just more flexible. However, perhaps the best argument of all for using public cloud, especially for smaller businesses, is that, increasingly, it does not make sense to run IT systems in-house. Whether it is the direct use of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) or platform-as-a-service (PaaS) or their indirect use via a subscription to software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, the long term promise of public cloud platforms seems assured.
Originally posted at Lunacloud Compute & Storage Blog
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