Why Private Clouds Make Sense for IT

It seems odd that there are still so many private cloud haters out there, when a private cloud could make a lot of sense for the right organization and help departments see the actual value of IT services.

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2012 Trends: IT as the New Cost Center

As we approach the year end, it’s worth looking ahead to some trends that could have an impact on the data center in the coming year. Let’s get started with IT as a cost center with the rise of private clouds and a service orientation.

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Monitoring Tools Can Help Compile Chargeback Stats

While application and web site monitoring tools are great for understanding how well your system is performing, you can also use these tools for monitoring resource usage for chargeback purposes in a private cloud environment.

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