The phrase “third wheel” probably doesn’t fill you with much excitement – unless your surname happens to be Trotter, of course. It’s that middle man who barely makes an impression between two vastly more inspiring options. In cloud computing, there are three options: public, private and hybrid cloud. From much of what’s said in the industry press, it can often seem like the private cloud is the third wheel in this holy trinity. All the fuss seems to be about public, the oldest and most well-known cloud; and hybrid, the flash new kid on the block. Meanwhile, private plods along under the radar. Does this mean that private cloud is destined to be the Ron Weasley between this story’s leading man and leading lady? Or does a more exciting future await?