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When Private Cloud Infrastructure Isn't Cloud, and Why That's Okay

Published: 13 May 2016

ID: G00302342

Analyst(s): Thomas Bittman


The term "private cloud" has been used to describe two entirely different strategies that address different business and IT goals. Recognizing the difference is important. We discuss how I&O should approach private cloud infrastructure strategies going forward, based on workload needs.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is Private Cloud — and What Is Not
  • Bimodal IT and Evolving Application Demands
  • Private Cloud Versus Cloud-Inspired Infrastructures

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