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We all know what virtualisation consists of: a host containing one or more virtual machines, usually, but not necessarily, servers. Scale that up and you get dozens, or hundreds, of servers powering hundreds, if not thousands, of virtual machines. That is becoming typical of today's data centre. So what is a private cloud in …

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Angel

Datacenter Architect

You will find good information regarding Private Cloud and System Center aswell as an interesting initiative based on a Hyper-V Fast Track Architecture used by most HW vendors to built their own solutions, which at the end could be mixed in order to built your own solution: meaning you dont need to buy all the stuff from 1 vendor.

The links:

http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/hyperv-cloud-fasttrack.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/privatecloud

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Joined at the metadataphysical hip ...... the twin towers of future anonymous lead*?

"The difference between virtualisation and private cloud is that one provides the means to achieve the other – but it is not quite so simple." ..... Alan Stevens.

Not quite so simple indeed, Alan, but the differences between virtualisation and private cloud* are negligible although the means to achieve both is a extremely lucrative mine field of many smartly guarded explosive possibilities, given the awesome fab power that controls absolute command in their fields of engagement and operation.

* A pleasant change from the present flash suited elitist global rapists plunder of dodgy, easily compromised and cheaply bought and poorly configured admin systems.

Do not misunderestimate any aspect of Cloud and Virtualisation for IT is made more Real than ever you previously thought and/or imagined possible by Cloud Apps and Virtualised Intellectual Property Administration/Deep Packet Information Penetration with Advanced Intellligence Supply , and made more real than even that, by further surreal and stealthy sensitive developments with LOVERS** in Magical Mystery Turing AI Programs and Digital Pogroms/Binary Purges of Conflict Infested Mites and Self Serving Paranoid and Psychotic Bytes

** Live Operational Virtual Environment Research Scientists into Colossal Enigma Variations of a Grand String of Great Game Threads.

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None of the vendors, including the major ones, are clear as to what a private cloud is.

I thought this was standard for *all* fog vendors.

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Umm

I think Amazon, with it's VPN-connected cloud of computers you can isolate and route at the IP level if fairly clear 'as to what a private cloud is'...

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