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There is an assumption, which has been repeated over and over, that private cloud naturally follows on from virtualisation activities. As such it has almost become accepted as inevitable, particularly amongst the IT vendors, that the way to improve IT effectiveness, agility and efficiency is to implement a private cloud. To top it off, the discussion is often airbrushed to make it seem like it’s a no-brainer and that it is all smooth sailing.

We know from long experience that many organisations are struggling to keep up with the pace of change and maintain reliability while also trying to keep costs under control. But while the vision of private cloud as a solution is compelling when viewed from afar, just how relevant is it to mainstream IT in general and in particular to solving their shorter term challenges? In order to investigate this we polled a section of readers from The Register to find out their views around virtualisation, private cloud and the challenges they face and not surprisingly it's not quite as simple as vendors might like you to believe.

Some companies have managed to take to private cloud like a duck to water. But for many it can seem to be a daunting challenge to tackle all at once, if at all. Most companies instead improve things by implementing a number of smaller, more targeted optimisations that collectively come together to deliver a big improvement. By doing so, the IT organisation can up the quality of service delivery and enhance business value with a ‘cloud-like’ infrastructure.

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