Private Cloud In A Box

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What Does Private Cloud In A Box Mean?

Private cloud in a box is a type of private cloud solution that can be quickly or instantly provisioned, deployed and integrated within an IT environment or organization. It enables the delivery of a complete private cloud solution in a relatively short period of time.

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Private cloud in a box is also known as private cloud in a can.

Techopedia Explains Private Cloud In A Box

Private cloud in a box is a complete private cloud solution provided under a single solution and usually by a single provider. Typically, such solutions have pre-tested and preconfigured hardware, software, storage and other resources essential for deploying and operating a private cloud. The components included in private cloud in a box can be servers, storage resources, an operating system, virtualization software and other cloud management utilities. For example, Windows Azure enables sourcing a complete turnkey private cloud solution that can be deployed quickly within an enterprise/IT environment.

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