Do I Need a Private Cloud to Get All the Benefits of a Cloud?

In many cases, the benefits of the cloud and the benefits of refreshing the technology in an IT department’s infrastructure are combined. Tech refresh can be implemented without going the full cloud route, and tech refresh benefits can be seen as a relatively quick win. A good example of this is virtualisation –┬áVirtualisation is a key stage to building a private cloud but VMware has been virtualising server workloads long before the cloud became a force in IT and there are very real and measurable benefits to virtualising your infrastructure.

In this post, I’m going to try to split out the tech refresh benefits which you will gain in the early stages of your cloud journey to the cloud benefits which will be achieved further down the line as I think this is critical in understanding your cloud TCO.

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Cloud 101 – Private, Public, Hybrid and Community

Cloud computing is one of the top 5 priorities of almost every CIO out there today. While the benefits of the Cloud have been documented fairly extensively, I want to take it back to basics with this series of Cloud 101 posts. I will be looking at a definition for the different types of cloud and also write about some of specific challenges that can be addressed for clients in the Middle East.

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