A private cloud is usually seen as something that runs within an enterprise's data center, but that isn't always the case, according to market research company Gartner. Private cloud computing is defined by privacy, not location, ownership or management responsibility, and while the majority of private clouds will be on-premises, a growing percentage of private clouds will be outsourced, it said.
On Thursday, Amazon also launched the latest edition of the AWS Global Start-Up Challenge, which will award four winners $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in credits, one year of AWS Business Support, and four one-hour technical mentoring sessions from Amazon.
The competition is split into four categories: big data, gaming, consumer applications and enterprise applications. Deadline for submitting an entry is Nov. 9 and the winners will be announced in January.
Competition details have been published on a dedicated website.
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