Business demands are forcing IT leaders to shift away from legacy data center infrastructures. Many turning to cloud infrastructures, as they offer the IT capability that organizations need in order to thrive: real-time provisioning, cost-efficiency, high performance, rapid elasticity, and self-service capabilities.
However, for many organizations, the public cloud is not an option – be it for restrictions on data location, privacy concerns, security issues, specific needs for maximum availability, or just lack of trust in public infrastructure providers. If you cannot simply adjust your business and services to the public cloud, then the private cloud is the IT infrastructure you should aim for. It provides all the advantages of the public cloud, however you own the infrastructure and have a direct control over your environment.