Productivity is defined in part today by mobility. When and where can a person travel and still have access to the things they need for work? What devices will they require to meet their goals? The cloud springboarded off of the shockwave that smartphones sent through the technology world, and as such, the two technologies are almost one and the same now.

“Currently, a majority of mobile devices lack the computing power, display and other features found in desktop PCs,” wrote Xerox contributor Ke​rry Doyle. “Smart devices – smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks – thus rely on the mobile cloud to store data and do the heavy computing for them.”

There is a growing segment of the workforce that needs all of their assets at a moment’s notice. The machines that facilitate this kind of mobility do not posses the storage and processing capabilities to make this possible by traditional means. Thanks to cloud computing, more employees are able to take their work with them and remain productive on the road.

Private clouds key to success
Despite seemingly being everywhere, there is no singular cloud. There are countless services available that can provide the tools, but there is a much smaller portion of these providers that can promise enterprise-class cloud computing. Public cloud architectures may seem cost-effective, but their shared resources cannot guarantee complete segregation of users and all-hours high-speed service.

This is why private services have to be sought out. Private hosting prevents companies from having to deploy these servers on their own while also providing the scalability promised by public infrastructures.

As cloud computing finds itself becoming even more commonplace, the correct solutions will need to be applied to enterprise operations. It has become increasingly apparent that private hosting is the optimal choice when launching cloud initiatives.