Cancer Center, which has a private
cloud and has no intention of ever
moving to the public cloud.
For Lynn Vogel, vice president
and CIO at the MD Anderson Cancer
Center, the decision was simple;
he didn’t want to risk a breach. “We
have a significant security concern
that really moves us away from
thinking about public cloud resources,” he says.
Still, additional Info-Tech survey
data shows that most enterprise
IT executives expect some sort
of future in the public cloud, Sloan
says. When asked where they see
public cloud services in the next
three to five years, for example,
70% of IT decision-makers said the
public cloud will indeed be a place
where select data, applications and
processes are located.
Variations on a Cloud
Vimeo, an online video-sharing site,
finds great value in getting infrastructure as a service (IaaS) from
Amazon.com, says Peter McArthur,
director of back-end engineering
at the New York-based company, a
subsidiary of Internet company IAC.
At one time, Vimeo relied exclu-
sively on a managed hosting
service. But about three and a half
years ago, it moved its website
infrastructure into an internal IAC
data center and transferred all of
its video transcoding and upload-
ing services onto Amazon’s Elastic
Compute Cloud (EC2) and Simple
Storage Service (S3) platforms.