Industry analysts expect rapid growth in the private cloud market over the next five years as CIO’s use private clouds to transform their IT environment. This growth expectation is not surprising as private clouds provide businesses with many features of a public cloud along with the security, control, and performance of a dedicated environment.
While private clouds provide many advantages, they are also exceedingly complex and are difficult to manage. They must be implemented and managed by experts who understand cloud architecture and know how to upgrade, patch, monitor, and scale a cloud environment. Adding to this challenge is the fact that these experts are difficult to find, hire, and retain. For many companies it doesn’t make sense to attempt to build this capability on their own. They want an expert to help them build and manage their private cloud.