Converged Infrastructure

Private cloud for small to medium business de-mystified

By Elaine Yee - HP Converged Systems Marketing


Are you curious on the pros and cons of the private cloud for the SMB versus an enterprise environment?  Well, get the scoop from Windows IT Pro editors Sean Deuby and Mel Beckman as they informally have a video chat and share:

  • How private cloud is different from SMB vs Enterprise
  • Why an SMB would use a private cloud versus going to a public cloud
  • The benefits of a private cloud
  • The drivers of a private cloud for an SMB vs Enterprise
  • Reasons for private cloud for SMBs

And from this discussion, it just so happens that HP and Microsoft has a jointly developed simple two-node private cloud for SMBs that just want to get started with the cloud.  This solution combines the power of HP Converged Infrastructure, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, and Microsoft System Center in a simple reference architecture (RA) that provides mid-size companies and branch-office environments the benefits of virtualization and private cloud technology with a simple, tested and low cost solution.


You can get the HP Departmental Private Cloud reference architecture (RA) – Whitepaper at: or read more about the RA with the datasheet at:


For organizations that are contemplating the transition to private cloud computing, you can get more independent insight into HP and Microsoft joint private cloud offerings from Windows IT Pro, the leading independent Windows IT Community. 


The site combines articles, blog posts, videos, podcasts, and interactive content from a team of independent expert authors to get their expertise and insights to help you accelerate your journey to the cloud.  Your Journey.  Your cloud. Your way.

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