I’ve just completed work with a team of analysts on a Gartner Research Spotlight focused on private cloud computing.
Whether your like or hate the term “private cloud”, the trend is real. These are the types of questions you are asking us:
- How can we make our own enterprise data centers act more like what the public cloud providers use?
- How can we move towards 1000 to 1 or even 5000 to 1 server-to-administrator ratios?
- How can we add self-service interfaces to make the provisioning of workloads (and associated security policy) integrated and seamless?
- How can we take advantage of scale out architectures on inexpensive x86 compute fabrics?
These are the types of questions addressed by this research set.
There’s quite a few research notes included:
Security plays a critical role in enabling private clouds, and two of the research notes for clients I authored are included in this set – the research note titled “From Secure Virtualization to Secure Private Clouds” and the research note titled “VMware Pushes Further Into the Security Market With Its vShield Offerings”.