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Through automation and server virtualization, an organization employing a private cloud model can reap many of the rewards of cloud computing while at the same time keeping its data private and its security tight. A private cloud can't be considered a success without the right mixture of ingredients, one of the most essential being capacity. A virtual environment that isn’t right-sized will be inefficient and/or expensive to operate -- outcomes that defeat the very purpose of a private cloud initiative. This handbook looks in detail at best practices in cloud capacity planning, as well as strategies for small and medium-sized businesses weighing the private cloud model. Access >>>
Table of contents
- Proper planning for a proper private cloud
- Virtualization vs. cloud
- Making the right call on private clouds
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