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Three Prerequisites for the Private Cloud

You can’t ignore cloud computing today

You can’t ignore cloud computing today, but it can be a challenge to sift through the sheer amount of information out there. Choosing the right cloud technologies for your organization can be a bit of a struggle. While utilizing public cloud technologies can be appealing, there are some applications for which it doesn’t make sense, or for which your organization isn’t comfortable having in a public environment.

cloud computingThis has given rise to more and more data center-based private cloud solutions. If you’re looking for private cloud technologies for your data center, there are three specific things you want to look for:

1.    Automation features. You need a cloud solution that can provision more resources to those applications that require them, and to decommission devices when they’re not being used. Beyond that, your private cloud solution needs to be able to look at all of your devices, discover new ones, and integrate them all into a single resource pool. Automation needs to be both intelligent, and it needs to be reliable as well. Ideally, it should also allow you to burst into a public cloud when you don’t have enough resources in your private cloud.

2.    Existing infrastructure adapters. If you want to seamlessly integrate a cloud tool, you’re going to need to get the most out of your existing infrastructure. A heterogeneous environment makes a private cloud implementation a challenge. It’s not impossible, by any means, you just need to identify those areas where the cloud solution will need to operate across a multi-vendor environment.

3.    Templates. Predefined templates will make implementation and management of your private cloud solution a much more streamlined and efficient endeavor. You should have templates for common computing configurations, common network configurations, and common storage configurations. You should also have the ability to build customer templates that take your current data center environment into account, as well.

Private cloud solutions open up worlds of possibility. If you’re going to make the most of them, however, you need to make sure you have all of the tools and functionality that your organization demands.

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