Fourteen Technologies Needed to Implement a Fully Functional Private Cloud

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A service catalog is a list of IT services that an organization provides to its employees or customers; the catalog describes each service, the SLAs associated with the service, who is entitled to the service, and the costs associated with the service.

Private clouds are quickly gaining in popularity. In fact, according to a Gartner Data Center Conference Poll, 78 percent of enterprises responded “yes” when asked, “Will your enterprise be pursuing a private cloud computing strategy by 2014?” The first step when pursuing a private cloud strategy is to develop a foundation of understanding that combines the business objectives with a realistic evaluation of where IT’s capabilities are today, and then to implement a strategy that methodically and incrementally matches those objectives. To help, Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, recently unveiled a “Private Cloud Foundation Checklist” outlining 14 key technology areas CIOs should address before delivering on the promise of a private cloud.


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