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October 24, 2016updated 07 Nov 2016 2:34pm

5 of the best private cloud options

From HPE to OpenStack, the private cloud market is full of options.

By James Nunns

According to IDC predictions, spending in the private cloud market will increase by 11.1% year over year to $13.9bn in 2016.

While it is less than the $24.4bn predicted for public cloud IT infrastructure, it highlights that a large amount of IT infrastructure spending is going to private cloud infrastructure.

The reasons for this are numerous; a desire to maintain control over data and applications, higher regulatory and security requirements, or perhaps a distrust of the public cloud.

The reality is that cloud expenditure will likely continue to be split between private and public, with public leading the way and private continuing to form an integral part of enterprise IT.

Given that private cloud isn’t going away anytime soon CBR looks at five of the best options in the market, in no particular order.



According to a Wikibon report, VMware was tied for first place with HPE for “true private cloud” with 7% of the market, while Forrester named it a private cloud market leader.

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The company says that more than 500,000 enterprises use its technology for private clouds.

VMware, which is best known for its virtualisation software on which many private clouds run, also offers the vRealise Suite Cloud Management Platform, Cloud

VMware recently announced a partnership with IBM.

VMware recently announced a partnership with IBM.

Foundation, and other private cloud offerings such as vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud, vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager, and vCloud Air Dedicated Cloud.

The company’s vSphere and ESXi products, a hypervisor platform running atop the operating system, are designed to provide the virtualisation foundation for IT workloads running on top of most enterprise operating systems.

VMware recently held its annual conference in Barcelona where it rediscovered its image. 

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