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Enisa: Private clouds are best for public sector

ZDNet - The private cloud, or a collection of interlinked private clouds, is the best fit for the IT needs of public administrations, according to the EU's information security advisory agency.

Provided there is a strategy in place for cloud computing at the national or international level to prevent inconsistencies in data formats, security approaches and risk management, clouds can work well with the needs of public sector, the European Network and Information Security Agency (Enisa) said in a report on Monday.

"Public cloud offers a very high level of service availability and is the most cost effective," Enisa's executive director Udo Helmbrecht said in a statement. "Yet, currently its adoption should be limited to non-sensitive or non-critical applications, in the context of a well-defined cloud adaptation strategy with a clear exit strategy."