Written by Bryan McMillan, Architect, Microsoft Services

Businesses today are challenged to become more agile to facilitate their ability to innovate. To be competitive, IT departments must operate in an increasingly challenging economic environment, spend more time delivering new value, and do it more quickly while assimilating disruptive technologies.

IT departments are responding to these multiple requirements by exploring and adopting new computing models. Unfortunately, the immaturity of the public cloud, especially with respect to governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC), precludes many enterprises from contemplating it as an option. The remaining feasible options are private cloud and hybrid cloud.

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