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November 13, 2008

Private Cloud Networks Are the Future of Corporate IT

Jon Brodkin

Cloud computing hype centers largely around the outsourcing of IT needs to cloud services available over the Internet. While this trend is expected to accelerate, Gartner predicts it will also become standard for large companies to build their own highly automated private cloud networks in which all resources can be managed from a single point and assigned to applications or services as needed. “Our belief is the future of internal IT is very much a private cloud,” says Gartner analyst Thomas Bittman.”Our clients want to know ‘what is Google’s secret? What is Microsoft’s secret?’ There is huge interest in being able to get learnings from the cloud.”

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