"In the beginning, the only 'real' cloud was public cloud," notes
Stuart Miniman in Wikibon.
"There were those that thought that it wasn't a fit for the enterprise, or perhaps would only be used for test/dev environments - and there were plenty of historical failures for solutions before public cloud to bolster these assertions - today we know that public cloud is a significant driver of innovation and change in the IT landscape. Private cloud was derided by the public cloud crowd as nothing more than 'legacy mindset' or a desperate attempt by box sellers to stay relevant by co-opting the cloud term..."
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