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IDC PlanScape: Local Clouds to Deliver DX at the Edge

IDC PlanScape: Local Clouds to Deliver DX at the Edge

This IDC PlanScape lays out the key steps that IT leaders and their business unit/critical facilities colleagues need to prioritize to take full advantage of emerging local cloud solutions that are at the core of enabling these localized services."Preparing for delivery of IT to edge locations via local cloud solutions will be the key to boosting business velocity, enabling dynamic business scaling, and ensuring greater business operational flexibility. Most important, it will ensure organizations can deliver the optimal digital experience in all their locations." — Richard Villars, vice president, Datacenter and Cloud

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Executive Summary
Why Are Local Clouds Important?
Digital Transformation Starts at the Edge of the Business
Preparing for and Getting Local Clouds Right
What Is a Local Cloud?
What Is a Local Cloud and What Is It Good For?
Local Cloud Is Not the Same as an Organization's Enterprise Private Cloud
Local Cloud Is Also Not the Same as Hosted Private Cloud
Local Cloud Is About Bringing a Public Cloud Platform to Your Location
Intent-Based Networking: A Specialized Version of Local Cloud
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of Local Clouds?
Step 1: Selecting a Standard, Companywide Local Cloud Platform
Step 2: Establishing Standard Facilities Specifications and Administrative Processes
Step 3: Implementing Centralized Physical, Application, and Data Asset Management and Service Assurance Systems
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