Why Read This
Recent Forrester inquiries from enterprise infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals show that there's still significant confusion between infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) private clouds and server virtualization environments. As a result, there are a lot of misperceptions about what it takes to get your private cloud investments right and drive adoption by your developers. The answers may surprise you; they may even be the opposite of what you're thinking. This report reviews the common questions about private cloud implementations and how unconventional thinking leads to a better implementation. Key findings: Your cloud should be smaller than you think, cheaper than the math justifies, and if marketed right, attractive to a skeptical developer audience.
Tags: Budgeting, Cloud Computing, Infrastructure Architectures, Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS), IT Services, Outsourcing, Private Cloud, Server Virtualization, Systems Management, Tech Sector Economics, Technology