Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Nobody Knew How Big a Deal the Cloud Would Be—They Do Now | WIRED

Public > private

"Inside big businesses, Jacob says, just about every so-called private cloud project has failed. “Private cloud, as a thing, is near to or approaching zero,” he says. Most of these projects were based on a tool called OpenStack, which aims to mimic the cloud services offered by Amazon. But according to Jacob, mimicking Amazon is too difficult, too costly, and too time-consuming for many businesses.

“There are a few examples. But they’re all really constrained, and it’s not the same as when you use the public cloud,” he says. “It takes a long time. It’s super-difficult. And the software that you can buy to do it isn’t very good.” So, these companies are moving onto Amazon and other public cloud services instead."
Nobody Knew How Big a Deal the Cloud Would Be—They Do Now | WIRED
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