Buy Or Rent: The Private/Public Cloud Conundrum

Cloud ComputingThe public cloud seems like a no brainer — develop in a temporary sandbox; scale up as fast as you like when you go live; leave the non-core aspects to someone else, and pay only for what you use.

Public cloud services still have a lot to recommend them. For instance, a private cloud won’t stack up against the innovations public cloud providers offer, nor the recent price reductions.

Some of those public cloud advantages derive directly from the business model, especially the more efficient use of infrastructure, and capital, from sharing servers with countless other customers.

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