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Virtual Private Clouds first step for big biz, says IDC

24 May 2011

According to IT market research firm IDC, many large organisations across New Zealand have deployed some degree of virtual private clouds (VPC) or hybrid cloud models. 

The report, 'Cloud for Business - Big Bang Principle but Evolutionary Execution', noted the models used often excluded the required cloud attributes, such as consumption-based metering or automated self-service provisioning, illustrating the maturity of the New Zealand market.

"The typical pattern suggests that organisations will use private cloud builds as a stepping stone to tap into broader public cloud environments, as technology capabilities mature and security concerns are addressed," said Rasika Versleijen-Pradhan, senior IT services analyst for IDC's New Zealand IT services market. 

This trend is clearly depicted by the vendors profiled in the report (Datacom, Gen-i, HP, IBM and Unisys) who have all taken similar approaches to the market; moving clients to private/VPC to improve operational efficiencies, and using public cloud services if-and-when it suits clients.