A new report from market research firm Gartner sees growing enterprise interest in hybrid cloud computing environments. These environments utilize both private and public cloud services in order to enhance agility. Gartner predicts 50 percent of large enterprises will have hybrid clouds by the end of 2017.
Gartner's Thomas Bittman advises, "Private cloud is a specific style of computing that will leverage virtualization, but is not appropriate for all services. While the majority of midsize and large enterprises will build and deploy private cloud services over the next few years, private cloud will only be used for specific, appropriate services."