You've heard about private cloud and think maybe it has something, maybe even a lot, to offer. But when the talk turns to cost, questions seem to abound. This session covers architectural concepts around private cloud Infrastructure as a Service that you can use to help drive down the total cost of ownership for tier 1 enterprise applications such as Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange Server, Lync Server and SQL Server. Learn how to optimize and modernize existing applications so that they run in a private cloud. In addition, learn how to assess your current application stack to determine which workloads lend themselves to private cloud deployment and which ones may need to remain as part of legacy IT. Detailed discussions on how hypervisor architecture, data center management techniques, resource pooling, elasticity and self-service can all work together to drive down costs. Demonstrations of cloud packs provide illustrative evidence of the cost saving potential of private cloud.