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Cloud Computing, A Practical Approach by Robert Elsenpeter, Anthony Velte, Toby Velte

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CHAPTER 12Local Clouds and Thin Clients

The cloud computing model doesn’t always mean your clients have to traverse the Internet to get at content. A local cloud—also known as presentation virtualization—skips the service provider component, and allows you to manage all the content yourself in your own datacenter.

Most organizations will not jump to the cloud all at once. Most cases will start as a hybrid model, moving some business applications to the cloud while retaining a majority “in-house.” One way to become familiar with cloud computing concepts and benefits without the outsourcing commitment is to bring the cloud as close as possible by building your own cloud for your business. With a local cloud, you keep your server in-house and ...

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