Is a private cloud best for your company?

In an article for Forbes, Philip Guido of IBM recently discussed the increases in the world of cloud computing as well as what he perceives as an unnecessarily contentious distinction between public and private clouds.

Instead of seeing one "at war" with the other, Guido writes that the future is likely to bring an equal amount of growth for both: neither one will surpass the other. But while he lists that both public and private clouds have their advantages, enterprises need to understand their inherent differences so they can make sure their cloud strategy is best suited to new developments. This includes a way to reposition legacy applications for easier access in either option.

As Guido points out, the industry and overall intention of the company using the cloud matters when establishing one. Organizations that privilege privacy, resiliency and customization, he says, are likely fits for the private cloud.

Though he gives the financial and banking industries as examples, another one might be any government health care entity. Writing for GCN, Mahesh Kalva and Andrew Underhill list some of the different behaviors that must accompany the use of a private cloud for it to be successful, noting that simply using one isn't an automatic guarantee of safety.

"Building close relationships with others in the industry to stay abreast of the latest trends, developing best practices and integrating key business considerations are all vital to preventing data breaches and establishing and maintaining a strong security posture at any health care organization," they write. 

For health organizations, financial institutions, and other businesses with an interest in a private cloud, legacy system modernization can be a challenge. Inventu's solutions allow for seamless screen-to-web migration that comes with an easy-to-use interface, perfect for cloud integration.