Introduction

There is a significant shift in the industry: IT, which once served as a one-use tool to help get a specific job, is becoming a wide-ranging competitive advantage that enables your business to do things that weren't possible before and to reach new markets directly.

Delivery of IT within businesses has become a formalized service, and cloud computing is about making that service easier to consume by the business. Modularity and reuse of standard components has been commonplace in software development for years, allowing subsequent generations of developers to build on the work of their predecessors through the use of abstraction. Cloud computing, and specifically the implementation of a private cloud, seeks to extend this concept ...

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