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Virtual private cloud

Amazon has announced a new service – Virtual Private Cloud (VPC): “Minus all the acronyms, that means that Amazon has created a hybrid cloud that can work securely for the enterprise, balancing the need for encryption with the low cost and scaling power that the cloud provides.”
Personal learning environments (PLEs) are subject to criticism about data and identity being splattered all over the internet. In contrast, a learning management system is centralized and structured, under the control of the organization. I wonder how well some of the data and security concerns now being expressed about PLEs could be managed by services like Amazon’s VPC. At minimum, increased privacy would address concerns expressed in enterprise use of cloud services.
A related post criticizing Google’s lethargy in cloud services suggests Amazon may be a greater competitor than Google currently acknowledges…