The reality is that most enterprise environments are and will remain hybrid combinations of physical, virtual, private and public cloud resources.
How times have changed—and in such little time. Just one short year ago, industry analysts were stating how IT managers would have to cobble together a hodgepodge of third-party, open-source and homegrown solutions in order to run a private cloud inside the data center.
While security is still a major impediment to cloud adoption, many organizations have not addressed another substantial barrier to adopting the public cloud model: compliance.
The steady roar over cloud computing in 2010 shows no signs of quieting.