Some people are interested in cloud but they are not sure how to get started. To get started with cloud you should take some issues into consideration:

  • Understand your environment
  • Identify your business requirement
  • Estimate budget that you want to invest
  • Understand your user’s need
  • Think both long and short term point of view
  • Consider bigger picture
  • Think about Return of Investment (ROI)

If you are not sure how to get start, use Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit. It is free tool that you could easily run it in your environment and it will help you to get some idea about how to get start and give you recommendation for public and private cloud solution. If you plan to deploy private cloud, you could find useful resources on Microsoft Private Cloud. You have reflected your requirements in cloud, some of requirements are:

  • Monitoring everything including Server, Clients, Device, Applications and others
  • Managing and deploying PCs, Laptops and Mobile Devices
  • Design a custom policy and deploy it
  • Using virtualization for application and servers
  • Managing security and monitoring Malware activities
  • Publish regular report of activities across the organization and report them to management
  • Effectively managing helpdesk and response to requests
  • Share across group of people
  • Manage you own company email

There are several things that you could do by deploy private cloud in your organization. You could do survey or discuss with management or use your own experience or ask external or internal consultant to find your requirements and list them done and look into cloud solution to find the most suitable solution for your business.