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How big is a big private cloud?

During the UCS Director Overview Packet Pushers Podcast I listened to recently the participants started discussing the use cases and someone mentioned that UCS Director might not be applicable for small shops with only a few thousand VMs. Let's put that in perspective.

I was discussing a private cloud project with a large enterprise and they were talking about a few hundred servers they planned to move into a private cloud.

Another one of my customers is a global financial organization and their target deployment size is less than 10.000 virtual machines.

Anecdata seems to suggest large enterprises with tens of thousands of employees need a few thousand VMs at most (unless they're deploying VDI).

Now, if a few thousand VMs is a small shop, who is a large shop? How big are your private cloud deployments?

1 comment:

  1. And once you work out the density, that 10k VM's can probably be done in less than 20 racks of systems, plus say half again in networking & storage.

    That's a medium sized cage in many US facilities

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