Re: Private Cloud? Buzzword for Accountants!
What I'm looking forward to is 'mixed mode cloud'. Rather than running multiple racks in multiple DC, instead we run one rack in one DC, which has our own cloud stack on it, running the services that need to run 24x7.
In multiple other DCs, running on 3rd party cloud stacks, we have the spare capacity that was sitting in our 3 racks. We can spin up more of them as needed, or spin them down when it is quiet. When we have a failure in our own DC, we have 3-4 fallback locations ready to spin into life.
Ideally, we end up paying much less per month on hosting.