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BLOG: Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: Private clouds can be cheaper than public clouds

Frederic Paul | Feb. 14, 2014
The question is, how big does an enterprise need to be to reach an efficient scale for a data center?

Asking the wrong question?
From Whitehurst's perspective, public vs. private clouds isn't even the right question. "Most CIOs don't even care about that question," he said. "Their real problem is, 'How do I manage a portfolio of apps across multiple platforms." Less than a third of cost of running IT is hardware and software, he noted, and the "cost of infrastructure itself continues to go down... the real cost is people

Source: Network World


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