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Guide to building a cost-effective Private Cloud

Learn how to build the most cost-efficient private cloud infrastructure using open-source technologies

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A private cloud can be a cost-effective extension to a public cloud infrastructure only if well architected. A poorly designed private cloud leads to performance degradation and ultimately higher costs. As a result, it may turn out that the private cloud being built is not cost-efficient and may not meet the organisation’s desirable return on investment (ROI) goals.

This is why architecting a price-performance private cloud is so important. Since private cloud implementation requires significant upfront investments due to a high total hardware cost, designing an optimal architecture is the first step organisations should focus on. Following certain guidelines and best practices, organisations can achieve maximum TCO reduction, while not affecting the quality of the infrastructure.

This whitepaper highlights these best practices by showcasing Canonical’s proven method for architecting price-performance private cloud. In this whitepaper you will learn about:

  • How to make hardware choices to maximise cloud performance and minimise spendings?
  • Additional considerations to make, such as server types, storage caching, network topology etc. while architecting a price-performance private cloud
  • Case Study of Canonical’s internal cloud including cost-per-resource metrics and performance results

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