It seems nobody is faster to predict imminent death than the IT industry. Tape, mainframes, disks, PCs, smartphones, and the Internet have all survived their obituaries—and now we can add private cloud to the list of technologies buried before their time.
“Private cloud is a concept propped up by legacy vendors desperate to provide enterprise IT groups a reason to keep buying their servers, storage, and network products—and that’s where the problem lies. It’s a solution in search of a problem. And not a very effective solution at that.”