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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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    A recent TechTarget survey shows that roughly one-third of respondents have either implemented cloud computing or plan to do so in the next 12 months, but choosing between a private cloud or a public cloud can be tricky for some organizations. Before committing to either architecture, evaluate the benefits and especially the tradeoffs associated with each and learn how to make the most of the cloud you choose. Also in this issue, determine what needs are most important when planning your virtual applications, and find out how to monitor the performance of applications in the cloud.

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    Picking your cloud provider is one of the most crucial aspects of the cloud migration process. Unfortunately, much of the data often consists of high-level data points that don’t take into consideration your existing infrastructure and workloads, making it difficult to develop a plan.

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    This expert e-guide points out how to assess your current environment and needs to pick a starting point for your hybrid cloud strategy—whether it's with the public or private cloud.

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    This expert e-book discusses the importance of evaluating the costs associated with building a private cloud before jumping the gun. Learn how to prove the economic value of this environment, learn about hidden costs, and discover surprising savings you might not know about.

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