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    Public Cloud in Private Cloud’s Clothing

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    In yesterday’s batch of links I commented on James Urquhart’s video “Clarifying Internal Cloud versus Private Cloud.” James Urquhart on Internal/External vs Private/Public clouds. While I agree that Private is…

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    Yes, Google, we know EXACTLY what you mean when you talk about cloud

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    Responding to an informative and well-researched–albeit a bit short sighted–study by McKinsey, a post earlier this week by Rajen Sheth on the Official Google Enterprise Blog helped to clarify for the world exactly what Google means when it talks about cloud computing. The post, a bit of a rail against the idea of private clouds, builds the argument for public clouds in part on the idea that Google and a few other companies have a lock on advancements in hardware infrastructure, software infrastructure, applications and innovation.

    The fact is, as much as it might like to think so, if there is one area that Google does NOT have a monopoly in it is innovation, and I for one am irked by the implication that the enterprise will hand over the "keys to the kingdom" because it’s not able to innovate. Actually, enterprise IT organizations have access to many of the same innovative technologies that Google claims give advantage to public clouds.

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