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VEXXHOST Essentials: The Private Cloud Omnibus

Mohammed NaserMohammed Naser

Over the years, we've published a lot of content on private clouds. This omnibus brings all of those informational content together. Read on.

Over the years, we have published a lot of content on cloud-related topics. The aim of this omnibus is to bring you all of those valuable, informational content together so that you can access it all from a one-stop solution. Each section is linked to a detailed blog where you can find more information about the said topic. Here's what you need to know about private cloud. Let's start with the basics.

What is a Private Cloud?

A private cloud is a model of infrastructure that delivers cloud computing services that are fully dedicated to a single organization. The single-tenant environment allows businesses to have all the advantages of a public cloud while having more secure and customizable cloud resources such as compute, storage and networking.

Benefits of Private Cloud

At VEXXHOST, we offer our cloud infrastructure solutions including private cloud using OpenStack, an open source platform with a global presence and contributing community. Here are some of the benefits of private cloud that you will experience from our OpenStack-powered clouds.

  • Improved Security
  • Flexibility & scalability
  • Reduced costs
  • Customization
  • Broad network access
  • Increased control over resources
  • Compliance

Types of Private Cloud - Hosted vs. On-Premise

When we talk about private clouds, they are classified into two categories;

  • Hosted Private Cloud Solution
  • On-Premise Private Cloud Solution

The on-premise deployment model means that the company's cloud infrastructure is hosted within its own data center. One of the leading benefits of an on-premise cloud solution is that you get complete control on aspects of security, scalability, and configurability of your servers. However, you are limited to the option of scalability depending on the size of your data centre.

In the hosted model, the cloud service provider bears the costs of acquiring and maintaining the physical servers which results in more predictable monthly costs as it eliminates the unexpected fees of server repairs or replacement. Hosting a private cloud at a service provider's data center also eliminates the requirement of having an in-house IT department to maintain, upgrade or backup physical servers.

Private Cloud Pricing

When it comes to cloud computing, companies want to not only get the best fit for their needs, but they want it to be the most cost-effective solution as well. Private cloud pricing really stands out here and has its own set of advantages when it comes to cost-efficiency.

A key consideration in private cloud pricing where cost-efficiency is concerned is the utilization and management of those resources. If a company has frequently large workloads or processes sensitive data a private cloud can be the only option. This can positively impact their spend as it would be cheaper than the provisioning of resources involved with a public cloud.

Security in Private Cloud

When it comes to cloud computing, security will forever be a top priority. With private clouds, ownership rests with a single company, acting like an extension of a traditional data center. It is a non shared resource that is optimized to provide processing power and storage capacity for the various types of functions.

However, it is with this ownership model that private clouds can offer upgraded security. Clients are reassured that their data is not only in compliance with the necessary legislation but also inaccessible to any unauthorized persons. As the sole user, the private cloud can also be customized to meet your needs, not just where performance is concerned but authentication as well.

The Hybrid Cloud Model - Public + Private

Hybrid cloud is the combination of a public cloud and private cloud or IT infrastructure supported by a single provider. These two infrastructures then operate independently from one another and employ a technology that supports data and application portability by communicating through encrypted connections. Companies are then able to deploy the applications that require said data in leveraging the computational resources of the public cloud while storing privileged data on the private cloud.

A hybrid cloud strategy simply gives companies more choice. Be it in terms of the type of cloud, the hardware, the design or their costs, a hybrid cloud provides organizations with both freedom and control.

Storage in Private Cloud

Private cloud storage or internal cloud storage is a system where data resources from an enterprise are stored within dedicated servers. It offers the same public cloud storage attributes, such as flexibility, scalability, etc. but doesn't use shared servers for data storage. The servers can be hosted in a cloud provider's data center, its own data center, or on-premise at the company.

Industry Benefits of Private Cloud

Contemplating using a private cloud for business? You are not alone. Tons of companies across varied industries are utilizing private cloud and have been reaping the many benefits. From better access to data, improved security, and more, private clouds have become a prime choice for companies looking for better control over their IT operations.

A cloud solution allows a wide range of industries and professional services to have control over their IT workloads, hardware, software, and data. Here is a look at some of the industries where private cloud is making waves:

  • Agriculture
  • Air Transport
  • Automotive
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Gaming
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Streaming

Why Switch to Private Cloud?

Why switch to a private cloud? If you've asked this question, then you probably are familiar with the basic benefits of cloud computing.

For enterprise-level businesses with high computational workloads, the subscription-style working of a public cloud can prove to be expensive. Another factor to consider is the shared servers on public cloud. There is no information overlap as cloud providers ensure all security, but companies dealing with sensitive data often don't prefer public cloud.

Here's where private clouds come into play. Private clouds are built for and only handles operations for a single business organization. They can also be customized according to the needs of the firm.

Best Practices in Private Cloud Adoption

Are you considering private cloud solutions for your business? Then you must keep certain best practices in mind to help run it efficiently. These are:

  • Establish clear, shared security policies
  • Set up data encryption, back-up, & recovery frameworks
  • Organize and Optimize Storage
  • Allocate Budget & Review As Needed
  • Create Employee Training and System Access Protocols
  • Test and Monitor Performance & Security

VEXXHOST Private Cloud Solutions

Are you looking for a private cloud provider that will give you highly scalable cloud solutions? VEXXHOST gives you enterprise-grade infrastructure solutions through our OpenStack powered public cloud, private cloud, and other solutions.

Speaking of private clouds, you can now run on a fully agile and customized cloud from VEXXHOST, with no licensing fees and smooth 2-week migration. In fact, we're ready to put our money where our mouth is. We're so confident in being able to save you at least 20% or more on your current cloud infrastructure expenditure that if proven wrong- we'll give you $1,000 credit to our public cloud.

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