“We want the benefits of public cloud—reduced CAPEX, predictable OPEX, new technology—but with more control and less risk.” This is a sentiment we’re hearing from customers with increasing frequency, and it’s why more organizations are exploring private cloud. Private cloud spend will grow from just 5 percent of IT’s budget today to 25 percent by 2018, IDC predicts. And in our own study of data center professionals, private cloud was named as the fastest area of increasing spend over the next three years.

So, how can you make your private cloud vision more attainable—activating it for less cost and with less complexity? It comes down to the backbone of the data center; you’ve got to address storage. 

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