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Decision Point for Choosing a Private Cloud Implementation Model

Published: 08 April 2015

ID: G00272996

Analyst(s): Alan Waite


The journey from virtualized data center to full private cloud contains multiple levels of implementation complexity. This document guides architects and managers in selecting the appropriate type of private cloud implementation model.

Table Of Contents

Decision Point Question

Decision Overview

Decision Tool

  • Decision Prework

Principles, Requirements and Constraints

  • Principles
  • Requirements and Constraints


  • Virtual Workload Management
  • Virtual Automation
  • Private PaaS
  • Managed/Hosted IaaS Private Cloud
  • Building a Full-Function IaaS Private Cloud

Future Developments

  • The CMP Market Consolidates
  • Containers Disrupt the Cloud Space
  • A Focus on Developers Brings CMP Features to PaaS Platforms; PaaS Adoption Grows
  • IT Restructures Into Service Broker Teams

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