This guide summarizes valuable information and practical steps for IT managers who want to plan and implement private cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) as the first step toward cloud services delivery, including:
• How building a cloud service delivery model will help your organization take full advantage of the agility and efficiency benefits of cloud computing
• The key technologies and capabilities that you need to move from an IT virtualization practice to a private cloud computing practice
• A framework for approaching your private cloud project that lays the groundwork for moving to a hybrid model when you are ready
A quick review of the five leading cloud management platforms (CMPs): Apache* CloudStack*, Eucalyptus* cloud platform, Microsoft* cloud software, OpenStack* cloud software, and VMware* vCloud Director*.
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