Zynga runs a hybrid cloud, but had the luxury of starting off using Amazon EC2, then building a compatible data center. Would a reverse strategy at a more mature company work as well?
Amazon recently dropped the prices of EC2 server and storage services and IT pros had to be wringing their hands with glee over the news.
It seems odd that there are still so many private cloud haters out there, when a private cloud could make a lot of sense for the right organization and help departments see the actual value of IT services.
Zynga plans to transition from hosting mostly on Amazon to its own private cloud later this year, but will they up to the taks of monitoring a system and dealing with all of the problems inherent in that?