Concerns Over Performance, Security, and Control Are Driving Many Cloud Decisions

It seems like all anyone talks about in IT these days is the cloud. Should we move there? Is it safe? Will it be as cheap and flexible as promised? Today, many of these questions have been answered as droves of companies rush to the cloud.


At Rackspace, we help companies figure out what combination of public and private cloud storage would suite their businesses best. We are focusing on the private cloud in this email, with the three reasons many enterprises are choosing the private cloud over the public cloud:

  • Performance- They want optimal, predictable performances for their workloads
  • Security- They want to secure their sensitive data and address their compliance requirements
  • Control- They want to avoid lock-in and retain control over costs