IT & Network Infrastructure : 10 Common Private Cloud Computing Pitfalls to Avoid

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-12-29 Print this article Print
10 Common Private Cloud Computing Pitfalls to Avoid

10 Common Private Cloud Computing Pitfalls to Avoid

by Chris Preimesberger
Discussions about testing and building private cloud computing systems at large enterprises and midrange companies consumed time and energy for many IT decision-makers in 2009. According to most industry analysts, a growing number of IT managers and C-level executives already have carved out some of next year's budget to devote to internal cloud computing testing, hardware, software, services and licenses. The future is definitely looking up in this sector for 2010. As with any new technology trend, however, caution must be a key component of any such plan. Surgient, an Austin, Texas-based cloud software and services provider, has set up private cloud systems for more than 70 companies. So it knows firsthand about the common problems that can arise. CTO Dave Malcolm shares these with eWEEK in the following slide show.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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