Amy Hodler

Breaking the Myth of Trade-Offs: Have your cake and eat it too

Blog Post created by Amy Hodler Employee on Nov 5, 2014


Last week, I wrote about the 1st myth of cloud compromise, “the myth of everlasting silos,” as part of this series on how misconceptions are getting in the way of getting your cloud the way you need it: controllable AND flexible.

This week, I’d like to focus on that terrible feeling that you must make trade-offs to move forward with your cloud strategy. The particular dilemma we hear most often is thepublic vs. private dichotomy:  public clouds more easily lower or eliminate capital costs and replace them with usage-based costs, while private clouds provide a greater range and control over service levels. Myth No. 2 says that you must choose one or the other, which means you are locked into the pros and cons of that choice.


With Hitachi Cloud - Compute as a Service, you can now enjoy the best of both worlds. Compute as a Service is a fully managed, secure, on-premises compute solution built on our Unified Compute Platform and delivered as a service. The solution provides predictable service level outcomes that are matched to your business requirements. It is located within your data center to deliver the security and control benefits of a private cloud. But since it is managed by Hitachi, you gain the cost benefits of a public cloud, including a 100% pay-per-use model.  And our elastic financial models align cost to usage to flex up or down just like a public cloud.


Hitachi is also working with Equinix to make Hitachi compute and storage available through their data centers. In this way, we expand our Compute-as-a-Service capability to an off-premises model and enable low latency bursting to public clouds. 


So finally, you can actually have your cake and eat it too!