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How to control private cloud costs
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This chapter is included in the From virtualization to the cloud E-Book.
IT shops often operate on a tight budget, and increasing pressure to provide private cloud capabilities in the enterprise presents a fiscal challenge. How can companies that are faced with the prohibitive licensing and software costs involved in a private cloud deployment modernize their data centers? Using multiple hypervisors, making smart decisions about private cloud software and considering open source cloud tools are all helpful strategies. It's also important to develop and enforce resource usage policies, which can limit private cloud costs in the future.