Commentary: Public cloud computing offers very compelling cost benefits and flexibility. Private cloud computing offers data security contained within the firewall. In all likelihood, many companies will take a middle route, leveraging both public and private cloud-based services as application requirements fit.

I have been gathering the views of numerous industry experts on the topic for an upcoming article, and will share some compelling observations here, since space for the article itself is limited. I heard from Ahmar Abbas, SVP of CSS Corp.,  who is a proponent of the hybrid model.

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