2013 is the Year of the Private Cloud, But Which One Should You Choose?

March 08, 2013 - by rachelbalik

Last year, analysts at Forrester determined that 46 percent of the enterprise is making investments in private clouds a priority for 2013. Of that group, 25 percent will use an external private cloud provider. However, research also showed that many of the companies who plan to build their own private cloud have unrealistic expectations. They’ll spend more money for results that will be less than satisfactory, and many won’t succeed at all.

In fact, electing to use a hosted private cloud may be the best option for many of these companies. Host private cloud has become a fast-growing industry, and there are some emerging leaders in the market, as noted in Forrester’s recent report, The Forrester Wave: Hosted Private Cloud Q1, 2013. Each company was evaluated on the basis of 25 criteria, grouped into the following buckets: current offering, strategy and market presence.

We’re proud to say that based on Forrester’s analysis, Joyent is one of the leaders among hosted private cloud providers. The report notes first and foremost that our “architecture is designed to maximize resource efficiency and performance.” Forrester noted that we offer a better user experience than other providers with our two-portal solution that’s built with varying levels of abstraction for each purpose. It also praised our "double hull" security that ensures isolation between tenants. In addition to all those features, we have the strongest third-party ecosystem in the market, which includes SaaS applications built on our solution and a range of enhancements available through compatible third-party offerings.

Ultimately, our goal at Joyent is to offer a cloud solution that our customers don’t have to worry about misbehaving or going down. 2013 will be the year of the hosted private cloud, and for us, it will be a year when we focus on growing and developing our business so that our customers can focus on their own.

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