In a recent Information week blog post, John Foley discussed briefly the problem of having data spread between different cloud providers. As I read the post I started to think about where I think a good solution to the cloud will finally settle. My opinion is that one of the solutions particularly for enterprises will be that the organization will maintain their own “private” cloud of resources and as needed they will be able to spill their resources over into one of the Cloud solutions available. I got to thinking about where Moab could sit in this solution and I have been told that not only can it do this (migrate data between a private cloud and a public cloud) but it has been done in a demo where it was able to manage resources on multiple public clouds as well. I’m not saying it is a solid solution at this time, and as John mentioned, “It’s too early to know how all this will play out, but IT folks should be paying attention and, if cloud computing is part of your company’s strategic direction, looking to get involved.” I guess only time will tell to see what will work as a viable solution, but I think that a third-party layer will be a very used solution.
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