Most private cloud discussions revolve around the return on investment of the architecture. Many discussions begin and quickly end with ROI. The reason is that ROI is very difficult to show in real numbers for any IT investment, but more so when the majority of the costs are soft costs.
ROI is an important factor and canâ€™t be left out of discussions, but itâ€™s not the only factor and likely not the most important factor.
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