Re: Cloud & Big Data for 2015
Depending on where you are and the status of your company (privately held, publicly held, tax exempt, health care, etc) there can be rules about where that data can physically be held. If the laws say that a specific type of data has to be held within a physical set of borders then public cloud space can be used to hold that data if you don't have your own space inside those boundaries. In the past I had to do things like find co-location sites in foreign countries so that we could store data. In the end it really wasn't much different because the site was managing my hardware for me and doing the occasional software support if things went wrong as I was doing updates across oceans. A public cloud provider does the same but it's understood up front that they will be taking care of the backend for you.