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Our very own Tim Phillips is dragging some clever sorts from the industry and beyond into a studio to talk about building private clouds. They’re remit is ‘be helpful’ and to give us a, ‘check list for building a private cloud.’ We’re hoping by the time they're finished you'll have something of a weighty steer on what it takes …


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  1. Steve Knox Silver badge


    Where's the checklist?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    private cloud as a notion is just bollocks. it's just a normal customer solution.

  3. Shane Kent


    MS, US gov, Nortel, Canadian gov, etc, etc, etc. hacked.

    Anonomous, Lolzsec, Eastern Europe, China, etc, etc, etc. hacking.

    The Internet right now is a whitewash!

    The words private and cloud should not be put together.

    So #1 on the checklist should be, do you care if other people get your info/data, and if the answer is yes then skip the cloud.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Checklist...

      Private Cloud checklist

      1. Investigate cost of public cloud

      2. Panic, as you see your job disappearing

      3. Invite HP in

      4. Buy HP tin

      5. Build private cloud (or regular IIT infra)

      6. Stick it behind your under-funded security stack

      7. Don't patch

      8. Don't pen-test

      9. Get coat

      Customers who want private cloud are my favourite.

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