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Bob Plankers, Contributor Published: 11 Oct 2012

Cloud computing has changed the way IT resources are designed and managed. Siloed IT departments have to adjust their business-as-usual approach. More on private cloud: Preparing for private cloud construction Building out a private cloud, Chicago style Calculating the cost advantages of private cloud As companies seek faster, better and cheaper IT resources, hybrid clouds seem like a natural fit. They allow IT to shift workloads between internal data centers and a commercial public cloud provider during peak periods. For growing businesses with variable needs, cloud computing can reduce costs while boosting project flexibility and time to market. But the cloud still raises IT hackles. Managers worry that clouds violate traditional departmental domains and practices, and organizational inertia can run deep. A cloud also imposes new demands on IT infrastructure, from networks to servers, and can strain the relationships between their respective teams. And cloud pricing and licensing continue to pose serious challenges that further entrench divisions and cut ... Access >>>

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    • Private cloud blockers and barriers by Bob Plankers, Contributor

      Even though the cloud is becoming more mainstream, building a private or hybrid cloud leads IT pros to worry about network connectivity and security.

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      Private clouds offer a plethora of possible advantages, but certain tools are needed to unleash their full power. Our expert explains what these tools are and how to use them.

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