ULTIMATE IT FLEXIBILITY & EFFICIENCY
The cloud computing paradigm is bringing new levels of efficiency and flexibility to IT infrastructure and application delivery. These architectures provide on-demand computing resources that are easier than ever to provision, manage, scale, and, most importantly, align with business objectives that are changing at an ever-increasing pace. But, due to a number of factors including application architecture, customization/integration, and security & compliance concerns, Public Cloud offerings aren't a fit for all applications or all organizations.
ENTER THE PRIVATE CLOUD
Private Cloud solutions are fully-virtualized, fully-integrated infrastructure designs that provide the flexibility, efficiency, elasticity, and self-service features of cloud computing through architectures that are easily deployed by organizations within their firewalls and under their control. Ideally, these internal infrastructure deployments are based on industry-standard cloud architectures that enable easy integration with Public Cloud architectures for seamless 'Federated' Hybrid Cloud infrastructure deployments in the future.
CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE: THE EVOLUTION OF VIRTUALIZATION & THE FOUNDATION OF THE PRIVATE CLOUD
Virtualization technologies at the Compute, Storage, and Network ‘layers’ have enabled tremendous advances in efficiency and flexibility through consolidation and software automation. However, these IT stack layers are still largely separate today, with little end-to-end visibility for even management and monitoring, much less automated provisioning, elasticity, or user self-service. To realize true Cloud Computing features and benefits, the infrastructure must operate as a fully-virtualized, fully-integrated entity, with awareness of each layer and integration/coordination between them.