Anyone working in “cloud computing” in Ireland had heard that the Irish government had launched a process to deploy a “private cloud” that would be engineered by external service providers, but owned and located by the Irish state. It sounded like the project from hell/heaven, with a list of pre-approved cloud vendors/services.
The Irish Times reports that this project has been cancelled, and instead, they’re going with a shared computing model based on a single Government-owned cloud.
In my opinion, this is the way forward. Now I wonder if Microsoft will pitch CPS at this 🙂