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Market Trends: Private Cloud (IaaS) — Boom and Bust?

Published: 10 September 2014

ID: G00263066

Analyst(s): Michael Warrilow


Internal private cloud infrastructure as a service would seem the likely evolution of on-premises x86 server virtualization. However, successful adoption will be restricted by complexity, enterprise immaturity and required effort such that providers must plan carefully or risk overinvestment.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Private Cloud: A Collection of Contradictions?
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Clear and Consistent Definitions Will Remove Confusion
    • Forecasting the Market Will Vary (Based on Portfolio)
  • Buyer Trend
    • Public Cloud Creates Interest but Raises Concerns
    • Private Cloud IaaS Considered a Safer Alternative
    • Private Cloud IaaS Isn't Easy
    • Adopters Need Assistance
  • Technology Trend
    • Integrated Systems, IT Service Catalogs, Cloud Management Platforms and PaaS Are Among Key Focus Areas

Contrarian View

  • Loss of Trust in Public Cloud Drives Increases Demand for Private

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