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Bob Plankers Published: 25 Jun 2013

I tend to be pro-private data center. Some have compared my views to those of the Luddites, the 19th-century textile artisans who protested the mechanization of the textile industry by destroying the machinery itself. I don't advocate destruction, but I do believe there is tremendous value in on-premises data centers in the face of issues in the public cloud -- issues like control, transparency and even affordable secure connectivity. Ironically, one area where the public cloud is rapidly emerging as the winner is in secure computing, specifically in environments that must comply with regulations like PCI guidelines, or even worse, comply with the U.S. Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). These are areas that are troublesome for on-premises data centers, especially if most of the workloads are not secure. The secured environments require enormous amounts of duplicate infrastructure (including separate data centers), physical security and infrastructure controls that most organizations are completely unprepared for. Companies and ... Access >>>

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