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E-Guide: Expert Tips to Successfully Implement a Private Cloud

Deploying a private cloud successfully requires extensive planning and a smartly executed strategy. Read this expert e-guide to review the key steps to take to effectively implement a private cloud in your enterprise and discover how to prepare for road blocks that may come up along the way.

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    After briefly considering public cloud computing, many companies are opting for private models instead. This expert IT handbook provides an in-depth overview of private cloud computing and offers exclusive advice to help companies make the move from virtualization. Discover the importance of performance monitoring and capacity planning and learn how you can keep track of resource usage by implementing chargeback.

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