The ultimate goal of your enterprise’s virtualization and cloud initiatives should be to enable your org to run its portfolio of applications, flexibly and dynamically,
on the computing infrastructure – physical or virtual, private cloud or public cloud,
single vendor or multi-vendor
– that best addresses your company’s requirements for availability, performance, trust level, geographic location, security, compliance, and other policies.
via Dev Ops: Pushing Towards Cloud :: Cloud Computing :: Midsize Insider.