Cloud computing model not ‘either or’

Cloud computing

Enterprises will not have to choose between public or private clouds but will instead embrace a hybrid model.

This was the claim of Lucas Searle, the new head of virtualisation at Microsoft UK, who said a hybrid cloud would be the most common approach taken by businesses.

"I very much think... hybrid will be the model most enterprises will look at," he said during an interview with IT PRO.

"Certain things will be kept on premises... and others will be kept externally. It is not an either, or decision."

However, he admitted this was only a prediction for the foreseeable and "perhaps in the future it might be one or the other."

Searle concluded the principals of the public cloud, such as the flexibility of charging, data automation and the reduction of operating expenses (OPEX), will be brought into data centres across the sectors regardless of what their attitude was to cloud computing.

Read our feature debating whether public or private cloud is best for business here.

Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is a former freelance journalist and currently political reporter for Sky News. She has a varied writing history, having started her career at Dennis Publishing, working in various roles across its business technology titles, including ITPro. Jennifer has specialised in a number of areas over the years and has produced a wealth of content for ITPro, focusing largely on data storage, networking, cloud computing, and telecommunications.

Most recently Jennifer has turned her skills to the political sphere and broadcast journalism, where she has worked for the BBC as a political reporter, before moving to Sky News.