Private Cloud computing is achieving traction in business IT organizations of all sizes, owing to its ability to streamline server virtualization and application delivery, reduce labor costs, and enhance business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities. The advent of "private cloud in a box" solutions makes this version of cloud computing even more attractive. However, not all workloads are well suited to a single hypervisor platform. Maintaining the advantages of private cloud computing while deploying diverse virtualization platforms requires careful network and storage architectural design, a management fabric capable of administering all your chosen hypervisors (including advanced features such as live migration), and monitoring tools capable of peering into the performance aspects of every private cloud element. In this presentation, cloud computing expert Mel Beckman covers these topics and more, letting you prepare for a private cloud environment that is hypervisor-agnostic.