Enterprises have begun initiatives to build private clouds to reap the same benefits of scale, agility, and cost efficiencies of public clouds such as Amazon and Google while maintaining security, privacy, governance, and control over their IT infrastructure. But making a transition to a private cloud is not an easy task because no single vendor provides all the best of breed and cost effective components necessary to build a private cloud. Customers need to evaluate and select a wide variety of vendors and technologies to build private clouds. Internal IT teams need to learn and/or buy the technological expertise and navigate the organizational, operational, and cultural issues to make the transformation. This whitepaper presents the top strategies designed to help you successfully deploy a private cloud.

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