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The Register has constructed a lovely survey about Private Cloud, which will form the basis of a freely available report that will be published in the coming weeks. The survey is, admittedly quite a chunky, one-pager and will take maybe 10mins of your time.

[We do quite a lot of studies with our readers and they’re all available to download for free right here.]

Anyway, here's some background to our Private Cloud thinking. Without getting bogged down in definitions, the basic idea of Private Cloud is to implement an architecture (in either your or an external DC) that allows physical resources such as servers and storage devices to be treated as one big flexible pool of resource. The thinking being that appropriate resources can be allocated to specific workloads when you need them and then de-allocated when you don’t.

Easy to say, but is it easy to do? That’s what we want to find out. As it turns out, if you put all of the jargon to one side, you can deconstruct the concept of private cloud into a number of precise capabilities that pretty much anyone can get their brain around – it’s just automating some of the traditionally onerous and constraining aspects of server provisioning and workload management.

The question though is where private cloud capabilities fit, or potentially fit, into your overall IT environment – allied, of course, to the practicalities involved in getting it all to work effectively to create some actual benefit.

So, whether you know about private cloud or not, or are in the process of getting up to speed, we’d like you to take part in our survey. And feel free to tell us if we are missing the point or being too assumptive with any of the questions. You can get started by clicking the button below.

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