For UK education, private clouds may make economic sense

Advocates of the public cloud tend to dismiss private cloud deployments within individual companies, arguing that they are too small to deliver the cost or flexibility advantages of the public cloud. But recent developments in the UK refute that argument. The University Modernization Fund's Cloud Pilot, which aims to deliver diverse computing capabilities to every UK university while saving money, has just announced its pricing, which compares extremely favorably with current public cloud offerings.…

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