Over the long-run, is cloud computing a waste of money? Some startups and other “asset lite” businesses seem to think so. However, cloud computing for specific use cases, makes a lot of sense—even over the long haul.
Some cloud experts are proclaiming private clouds “are false clouds”, or that the term was conveniently conjured to support vendor solutions. There are other analysts willing to hedge their bets by proclaiming that private clouds are a good solution for the next 3-5 years until public clouds mature. I don’t believe it. Private clouds are here to stay (especially for data warehousing)—let me tell you why.
Nearly all cloud computing experts agree that a private cloud should have characteristics of shared computing, self-service, metered use and automated resource provisioning. Teradata Active Data Warehouse (ADW) Private Cloud is a next-generation solution that extends existing cloud capabilities of the Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse.
A recent analyst report suggests public clouds are prone to failure because they are inherently complex. However, just because there are multiple interacting objects in a particular environment, this doesn’t necessarily imply complexity.