The term “cloud” embraces three primary deployment models: private, hybrid and public. At present, 71 percent of enterprises are opting for a hybrid model, a number projected to grow to 80 percent by 2017. To many observers, hybrid is the future because it offers the advantages of public cloud—scalability and reduced up-front investment—while retaining the security and control offered by private cloud. However, this way of looking at cloud reflects the existing paradigm of the centralized data center. In that mode of thinking, cloud resources are an extension of on-premises resources, but the emphasis is still on the data center.
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