Chapter 10. Operating a Cloud
The goal of operating a cloud is to deliver cloud services efficiently, reliably, cost-effectively, and securely. This can be difficult to achieve and success depends on several supporting activities. Overall, though, the way an organization benefits from cloud computing will depend on how it assesses its information and communication resources and how it envisions its transition to cloud computing. Although private clouds can achieve immense scale and can serve many internal customers, most private clouds will likely be on the small side. This gives public clouds several advantages in terms of return on ...

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