Where public cloud services are suitable:
- Where there is "limited exposure to heavy infrastructure investments such as mainframes and enterprise applications."
- Where IT staff is more likely to have been brought up in the days of rapid development, virtualization automation, services on demand, or open source.
- In a smaller business, where there is greater flexibility and agility in decision making.
- Where there is a need for rapid turnaround and faster time to marker for new application.
- Where IT staff is less likely to feel "emotional" attachment to a SAN or working on servers -- and therefore "less likely to feel threatened by an external provider."
Where private cloud services should be created:
- In companies with a "decade plus of investment in IT staff, infrastructure and enterprise applications."
- In industries where "regulatory and financial controls are stricter, more comprehensive and carry greater risk when failure occurs."
- In risk-averse companies where "business change takes much longer."
- In organizations with "dedicated staffing for very specific roles, which makes it harder to unify quickly around a major change to infrastructure or applications."
- Where a larger infrastructure base allows for "deeper staff knowledge and improved economies of scale.'