We at Digital Bridge Partners think one of the best examples for how Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) will advance the tipping point to pure Public Cloud and away from in-house data centers is CSC’s BizCloud.
CSC is certainly not the only game in town for VPC. Amazon, Rackspace, AT&T and others offer a VPC. But CSC is perhaps the most robust, at least according to Gartner CSC does a great job of contrasting Private and Virtual Private Clouds. CSC is built on VMware’s vCloud reference architecture which means that the seamless private-hybrid-public feature set is in place.
It’s a simple story, for garnering all the advantages of the ‘Utility’ of Public cloud:
Load Balancing to avoid over or under capacity
Lower cost ‘as a service’ makes IT faster, better, cheaper
Consistency and better SLAs
While at the same time providing the advantages of private cloudS
Seamless Cloud Connections
Security and Isolation
Here’s a compelling graphic on CSC on their BizCloud VPC:
The power of the VPC lies in the fact that for the first time, enterprise IT can consider an alternative to in-house deployments or owning equipment for Tier 1 and Tier 2 (core production) workloads rather than seeing the cloud as a place where peripheral workloads (BCDR, test dev, etc.) or off-loading peak capacity can take place.
It is this option “we no longer need a datacenter” that in our view will drive the tipping point to the public cloud and the tsunami that will force CIOs to re-evaluate the role of the in-house datacenter.
The tipping point is closer than you think.