Consistent performance and agility are vital for IT Ops. For IT teams who are long term seekers of these goals, private clouds come as a blessing and a major catalyst. Even if the teams are running things on public cloud already, private clouds bring some specific advantages.
What are these advantages? How do private clouds reduce burdens and increase agility in IT Ops? Let us have a look.
Private Cloud - General Organizational Benefits
Private cloud infrastructure is trending upwards in demand and spending over the past few years. This trend is also projected to last, with more and more companies adopting private cloud. Since private clouds are set up to cater to a single client, users prefer them and see them as more secure, as opposed to multi-tenant environments. The recent increase in remote work environments is also a catalyst in this change. With greater control, scalability, and privacy options for customers, companies are happy to gain all cloud benefits while also being compliant with regulations.
The greater scalability and resource utilization features of private clouds enable IT teams to support more organization units or departments. This support is possible no matter whether the private cloud is set up on-premise or in a provider's hosted environment. IT Ops teams can also enable networking and bandwidth customizations, additional security, access control, etc., among other cloud operations. Such a possibility is rarely found in a multi-tenant environment. Let us look at these factors in some detail.
Agility in IT Ops with Private Cloud
Private clouds offer many advantages for IT Ops teams and make their jobs easier. An example could be how private clouds have features such as 'self-service,' reducing unnecessary management burdens for the IT team. With self-service, users within the private cloud can access what they need fast and quickly while the IT Ops team controls the platform and sensitive data access.
Another way agility is established for IT teams with private cloud is with automation. The teams can automate certain tasks where manual configuration is called for, under normal circumstances. Automation will also reduce the number of individual resource requests they have to deal with.
Furthermore, IT teams can use virtualization to pool resources through private clouds and improve computing performance and storage efficiency significantly. Such a system allows multiple apps and OS to run simultaneously on the same machine. This removes the possibility of multiple systems running at low CPU capacities and decreases the amount of hardware they need for operations. Teams can also carry out upgrades, repairs, and damage control faster than traditional physical infrastructure systems with many moving parts and occupied space.
Data redundancy and failsafe protection are other advantages ensuring agility for IT Ops. Private cloud environments come equipped with measures for backup servers and failsafe mechanisms in case an emergency occurs. This system ensures that there is considerably less or no downtime for users while IT teams work on maintenance.
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