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Adjusting IT attitudes toward private cloud
This article is part of the Private Cloud issue of May 2011, Vol. 1 No. 2
For most organizations, designing and managing a private cloud is a tectonic shift in existing IT operations. All layers of the data center stack require retooling to ensure solid network, storage and application performance, secure data exchange, and flexibility in a cloud environment. In the first part of this series, we explored how enterprises must rethink networking and security for private and hybrid cloud. In part two, we look at how cloud computing affects legacy applications and forces IT managers to shift away from traditional data center management practices. We also look at how licensing, fees and chargeback differ in the age of cloud. What about our legacy applications? Enterprises are built on legacy applications. These applications assume a traditional operating system, such as Microsoft Windows, running on a traditional server. The challenges of moving legacy applications to a private cloud are often the same as those in traditional virtualization projects, including performance problems and trouble migrating ...
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A move to private cloud forces admins to rethink how they handle legacy apps, understand licensing nuances and step outside their silos.
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