So your boss just asked you to build a private cloud. Now what? Successful private clouds require a bit of planning, and your existing best practices may need to be adjusted. This deck covers some of the issues you'll face, or be aware of, as you migrate from an existing data center operation to one which is more "cloud-like". Some things may seem obvious, but there are aspects to network and storage design which impact success. This deck draws from my experience in building my first CloudStack cloud in early 2012 and has applicability to anyone seeking to deliver cloud services.