Adopting 100% public or 100% private cloud infrastructures are two ends of a spectrum as you look at your infrastructure investments. There are considerations to bear in mind as you evaluate either option, this picture puts some of the considerations in perspective.
Often times the best approach is a ‘hybrid one’ – where you tap your existing on-premise infrastructure for steady state demand and burst to the cloud when necessary. Amazon has launched a limited beta of the Virtual Private Cloud that aligns with what’s described in “B” above.
At VMLogix we’re excited to be supporting a public cloud such as Amazon that is rapidly innovating in this space. We will be aggressively looking at leveraging these capabilities in our LabManager-Cloud Edition which already fully supports the public Amazon cloud.