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Workload & TCO Considerations when Choosing Between Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud

Find out which cloud is right for your business based on current workloads and five-year total cost of ownership

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In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, organizations aren’t just using one type of cloud infrastructure to run their business. They are often investing in several different types, from private cloud (on-premises or hosted) to public cloud, to hybrid cloud as they consider options to enhance or replace traditional data centers. 

In this white paper, IDC provides considerations and a framework for making workload-based decisions about which cloud infrastructure approach to use to drive the greatest business value. In addition to qualitative factors, it also compares the five-year total cost of ownership related to the type and location of the infrastructure required to run a predetermined, representative set of enterprise workloads.


  • whether to retain, refactor, rehost, re-architect, replace or retire legacy workloads
  • availability of required cloud skill sets
  • how best to migrate a workload to a cloud platform
  • how easy is it to connect an on-prem environment to the public cloud
  • the five-year TCO for private cloud, hybrid cloud, native public cloud, and 3-tier infrastructure
  • ...and more!

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