Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cloud Computing Taxonomy

I found this wonderful graphic created by Peter Laird in his blog.

Peter's blog has all the descriptions of the buckets.

The Public Cloud bucket is heavily underreported. There are roughly about 1200 public data centers in the US alone that are quite happy to rent you a server or cabinet. There are a host of data center market places that will connect you to a data center provider. Here are a few:

Find a Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Marketplace

In particular, the telecom companies, like 365 Main, SuperNAP, Qwest, Verizon, Level 3 Communications are quite happy to sell you connectivity AND servers and are perfect for large cloud deployments that need geographic spread and high bandwidth.

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