Cloud Computing Taxonomy

July 19, 2009
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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 under-reported. 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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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 under-reported. 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.

Link to original post