Save or Share this Report

For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

Deliver Cloud Benefits Inside Your Walls

Economic And Self-Service Gains Are Within Reach

April 13, 2009

Why Read This Report

While the excitement about cloud computing centers on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and other public infrastructure-as-a-service products, many enterprise infrastructure and operations professionals are taking this concept in-house and building their own internal clouds. These pools of virtual machines can be built upon either virtual server or high-performance computing (HPC) grid foundations and can be operated according to the specific security and process requirements of the business. But to deliver the fundamentally better economic value of cloud architectures within your walls, these clouds require a dynamic platform (or automated workload management) and developer self-service interfaces. There's a growing list of vendors eager to help you deploy an internal cloud, but be sure you understand that these solutions are more building blocks than complete solutions and must be customized to your specific needs.

Get Access

Already a Client?

Log in to read this document.

Become a Forrester Client

Customers are the new market-makers, reshaping industries and changing how businesses compete and win. Success depends on how well and how fast you respond. Forrester Research gives you insights and frameworks aligned to your role to shorten the time between a great idea and a great outcome, helping your teams win in the age of the customer. Contact us to learn more.

Purchase Report

This report is available for individual purchase ($499 USD).


Table of Contents

  • Cloud Computing Is Compelling, But Bypassing IT Ops Can Be Dangerous
  • So Why Not Deploy Cloud Platforms Inside Your Own Walls?
  • The End Result Looks A Lot Like Organic IT
  • Internal Cloud Solutions Are Nascent But Maturing
  • But Internal Clouds Won't Meet All Your Needs

  • Give Your Developers A Safer Cloud Option

  • This Is Organic IT. This Is Your Future
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

Recommended Research