Public cloud concerns remain but Amazon gets the nod: report

To the private or to the public cloud, that is the question. According to a survey of corporate cloud users by Everest Group, for most the answer remains private cloud.

According to a report from Information Week, the report found that 70 per cent of respondents prefer a private cloud for ERP, 60 per cent prefer it for email and collaboration and 55 per cent prefer it for custom applications.

The report indicated that companies may be “overestimating” the challenges around the public cloud. But for those companies that have taken the leap, Amazon Web Services remains the top choice at 27 per cent of public cloud users, followed by Google App Engine and Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure and Rackspace.

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The results are a little different from the second annual State of Cloud Storage Report, produced by Natick, Mass.-based solution provider Nasuni. This report, which tested the performance of five public clouds, ranked Microsoft Azure first, topping Amazon S3.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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