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Cloud Development and Deployment with CloudBees by Nicolas De loof

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Private versus public Clouds

Many companies are interested in Cloud, thanks to the press for publishing all product announcements as the new revolution, and would like to benefit from them but as a private resource.

If you go back to the comparison in the Preface with an electricity production, this may make sense if you're well established. Amazon or Google should have private power plants to supply giant data centers can make sense—anyway it doesn't seems that they do but as backends. For most of companies, this would be a surprising company choice.

The main reason is that the principle of the Cloud relies on the last letter of XaaS (S) that stands for Service. You can install an OpenStack or VMware farm on your data center, but then you won't ...

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