Moving Workloads from Your Data Center to a Hosted Private Cloud

How’s this for an eye-popping statistic: of the companies surveyed last year by RightScale for its annual State of the Cloud report, fully 95 percent said they were already using the cloud — most more than one, a mix of public and private.

Of those, nearly a third are choosing private clouds for some of their workloads, as enterprises are becoming more comfortable storing even proprietary apps and sensitive business information in hosted private clouds.

Check out the infographic below to understand why more organizations are moving from their data centers into hosted private clouds. For a more in-depth understanding, check out our white paper, based on in-depth interviews with decision-makers at medium and large enterprises, in finance, health care, insurance and others.

The paper examines why certain workloads tend to reside in a data center or a hosted private cloud, the challenges of each and why companies are deploying more workloads in a hosted private cloud.

Becky Trevino served as a Senior Director of Product Marketing at Rackspace where she worked with customers to dispel the myth that there is a “one-size-fits-all” journey into the cloud. In that role, Becky led the marketing efforts for Managed Hosting and Hybrid Cloud business. Becky’s experience at Rackspace includes roles in marketing as well as in technical customer service for our Openstack Public Cloud Fanatical Support team. Prior to Rackspace, Becky worked at Dell EMC as an Operations Engineer and Product Marketer. Becky earned a BS and an MS in Engineering from The University of Michigan and has an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. You can follow Becky on LinkedIn at and Twitter @rebecca_trevino.