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Microsoft Virtualization Secrets by John Savill

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Chapter 10

Implementing a Private Cloud

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Understanding what the private cloud really means
  • Identifying the attributes of a private cloud
  • Creating clouds of resources
  • Implementing self-service provisioning for users
  • Focusing on the application and service
  • Understanding the capabilities and role of System Center

Every client and vendor I talk to refers to the ”private cloud.” Some of them know they want it, and some of them are adamantly against it—typically because of misunderstandings about what it means—but in fact every organization can benefit from the private cloud in some way. As organizations look for ways to streamline not only IT but the entire organization, adopting the private cloud and shifting the focus to the application, rather than the operating system, creates entirely new, and more productive, ways to work and support business goals. This chapter brings together many of the concepts you’ve examined up to this point in order to demonstrate what the private cloud really is, how your organization can benefit from it, and what it takes to get a private cloud running in your company.

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