Private clouds and IT as a Service are budding IT technologies, but questions linger about what constitutes a private cloud and the best way to construct one.
Despite the many views, there are common threads for private clouds. Virtualization, for instance, is a crucial part of most private cloud deployments. Also, cloud infrastructures feature extensive automation and on-demand scalability.
In our Virtualization School on private cloud computing, you've reviewed the characteristics of private cloud. You've also learned the distinctions between a virtualization and private cloud infrastructure as well as how to plan for private cloud deployment.
Now it's time to test your private cloud knowledge. After you complete this eight-question quiz, you will receive your score and get access to additional private cloud resources. Good luck!
This was first published in November 2010