What is a Private Cloud?
There are three common methods of using cloud computing, and more specifically Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Public cloud, Private cloud, and Hybrid cloud. In this article, we will discuss private cloud in detail.
What is private cloud?
Private cloud, also known as an internal cloud, refers to a cloud computing environment that is dedicated to a single tenant or a single organization. Private cloud is suited for organizations that want greater control over their IT infrastructure than what they would get by using public cloud services.
Private cloud offers all the advantages offered by public cloud, such as scalability and control. Businesses can expand their computing capacity anytime they want, and are charged as per resources used. However, unlike a public cloud, private cloud offers a dedicated architecture, which is exclusive to a single organization.
Private cloud is ideal for businesses that have high workloads and want 100% uptime.
Advantages of a private cloud:
Greater security: While public clouds also provide good security, private cloud has several advanced security features. These include things like a unique pool of resources such as servers and other hardware. Also access to the private cloud is restricted only to connections made from a single organization’s firewall. Other security features include dedicated lease lines along with onsite internal hosting. All these features ensure advanced security which is ideal for businesses dealing with sensitive data. Examples include businesses that have a lot of personal financial information.
Greater control: As only a single organization can access a private cloud, it ensures greater control over configuration and management of the private cloud. Organizations have exclusive control over configuration of various settings, including providing different access rights to different users within the organization.
Cost benefits: When compared to a traditional IT infrastructure, private cloud several advantages in terms of costs. The organization is billed only for the resources used, just like other utilities such as water and electricity. This way the organization doesn’t have to bear the cost of any unutilized capacity. Also, private cloud can be set up with minimal capital investment.
Energy efficiency: For organizations that are managing their own IT infrastructure, switching to private cloud can provide significant savings in energy consumption. As all the resources are managed by the private cloud service providers, they are responsible for the energy management. Along with energy costs, this also reduces the carbon footprint of an organization.
Greater dependability: For organizations that own their IT infrastructure, failure of any individual equipment can disrupt the entire workflow. Whereas in a private cloud, organizations get uninterrupted access to their infrastructure, even if any of the individual hardware were to fail. Furthermore, if organizations opt for managed private cloud offered by IaaS Provider, they get 24/7/365 support for any technical issues.
Hybrid cloud: You can also avail of hybrid cloud services, which is a combination of private cloud and public cloud. With hybrid cloud, you can use private cloud for hosting private and sensitive information, whereas non-critical information and resources can be hosted on a public cloud. Such an arrangement can further reduce IT infrastructure costs.
As you can see, private cloud offers various advantages. IaaS Provider has deployed private cloud environments for several organizations across the globe.
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