Chris Murphy, editor of InformationWeek, blogged that he was “surprised” by the findings appearing in the cover story of his magazine’s most recent issue. The surprise: 58% of companies surveyed had plans to implement private cloud computing in the near future.
The term “private cloud computing” has been described as “the cloud residing behind your firewall” or as emulating the “public cloud” but existing on a private network. As such, users enjoy, among other benefits, better security and connectivity than that attributed to the public cloud.
In fact, the magazine found, conversely, that close to 2/3 of companies surveyed had no plans to utilize public cloud platforms and applications, primarily because of perceived security risks.
Given the benefits of private cloud computing, we’re not surprised at the positive response companies are giving to it.