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Day Two Cloud 040: Building And Operating A Private Cloud

Today’s Day Two Cloud delves into how and why to build a private cloud that functions as well as a public cloud. We examine the design and operational challenges of assembling and operating cloud infrastructure on premises.

Our guest is Bryan Sullins, Senior Systems Engineer for a large retailer.

We discuss:

  • NIST’s definition of private clouds
  • Automating all the things (hardware, software, OSs, etc.)
  • Key platforms including Ansible, Morpheus, and Kubernetes
  • The role of self-service
  • How building a private cloud affected the infrastructure team
  • Planning, design, and implementation
  • More


  1. Have a test lab.
  2. Have a defined process and document it.
  3. Many tools used in this deployment are open source. You can start tomorrow.

Show Links: – Bryan Sullins’ Web site

Bryan Sullins on Twitter

Bryan Sullins on LinkedIn

Episode 40