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China Summary Translation: 'When IT Leaders Should Select Private Over Public Cloud Services'

Published: 31 October 2016

ID: G00317535

Analyst(s): Kevin Ji , Donna Scott


Many enterprises are taking a cloud-first strategy, opting for the speed and agility of cloud computing for infrastructure, platforms and application services. This research will help I&O leaders, cloud architects and brokers determine when to choose a private over public cloud computing model.

Table Of Contents



When IT Leaders Should Select Private Over Public Cloud Services

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Use Private Cloud Services for High Application Performance and Stringent SLAs
  • Use the Private Cloud for Regulatory Compliance, or Applications Requiring Control, or Where Risk Tolerance Is Low
  • Use Private Cloud Services If IT Is Your Business
  • Use Private Cloud Services Where They Are Less Costly Than Public Cloud Services
  • Use Private Cloud Services for Mode 1 Applications Requiring Greater Agility and Frequency of Releases

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