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Six Reasons Private Clouds Fail, and How to Succeed

Published: 25 October 2014

ID: G00270366

Analyst(s): Thomas Bittman


Many I&O leaders are building or have built private clouds in the past several years. Some of these are successful, yet many are not. We discuss six reasons that private cloud projects fail, as well as how to avoid such failure.

Table Of Contents


  • Focusing on the Wrong Benefits
    • Recommendations
  • Defending I&O — and Doing Too Much
    • Recommendations
  • Doing Too Little
    • Recommendations
  • Failure to Change the Operational Model
    • Recommendations
  • Failure to Change the Funding Model
    • Recommendations
  • Using the Wrong Technologies
    • Recommendations

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