A Private Cloud is a cloud environment where the computing resources are exclusively dedicated to one organization. As opposed to the Public Cloud, resources are not shared with other customers and, therefore, companies maintain greater control over the performance of their virtualized IT infrastructure. Private Clouds are ideal for any type of businesses and projects. It is the most common cloud deployment model to host mission-critical data and applications that demand strict performance, availability and security requirements.
Main Private Cloud benefits
Using a Private Cloud is similar to having a dedicated data center, while leveraging the advantages of the Cloud. Not only do companies no longer need to maintain their own infrastructure and dedicated servers, but also it allows them to accelerate provisioning and deployment procedures. Private Cloud environments offer the flexibility of the cloud while providing a higher level of performance, control, security and privacy.
Exclusive use of resources
The Private Cloud model offers similar advantages to owning a data center on-premises. With this model, companies do not share their computing resources with other customers. This prevents their performance to be affected by the activity of other virtual machines within the same physical infrastructure; something that can happen in public cloud solutions where resources are oversubscribed. So, by keeping resources exclusive with a dedicated cloud, companies enjoy predictable performance, free of noisy neighbors.
Transparent and controlled costs
While scalability is important, so is keeping the IT budget under control. Unlike many people think, dedicated cloud environments as those we design at Stackscale are truly competitive. A Private Cloud environment is often the most suitable choice in terms of cost-efficiency. Most of the workloads in businesses are predictable and, therefore, it is more cost-efficient to run them in a Private Cloud than in a Public Cloud.
Thanks to the cloud, companies do not need to do large capital investments in purchasing and upgrading IT equipment and, at the same time, they can reduce management costs. However, the lack of transparency in some public cloud solutions often make cloud costs go through the roof. In a Private Cloud environment it is usually much easier. At Stackscale, for instance, we follow a transparent price structure and billing policy, so that customers know their cloud infrastructure costs beforehand.
Greater control and security
Customers enjoy greater security and control over their IT environment, since they do not share their resources with other customers.
Private Cloud makes it easier to meet data protection requirements. With Private Cloud solutions, customers can easily know the location of their services. We, for instance, host all our infrastructure in reliable data centers within Europe — in Amsterdam and Madrid. Regulatory compliance is critical, so, you should always make sure the provider’s servers location complies with your business’ local regulation.
From on-premises to hosted Private Cloud
Private Clouds were traditionally hosted on-premises, within the company’s facilities. However, this approach is becoming less and less common. Why is it so? Because a Private Cloud hosted by a cloud service provider makes it easier to leverage the advantages of the cloud. Because a hosted Private Cloud allows companies to scale more easily. In addition, companies do no need to maintain, manage and upgrade the physical infrastructure, and their IT team can focus on tasks adding more value to the business.
To sum up, among the different types of cloud, the Private Cloud stands out for offering exclusive use of resources, high-performance and greater security and privacy. Therefore, if you are looking for a secure, reliable and cost-efficient cloud solution for your mission critical applications, do not hesitate to contact our Private Cloud experts for a custom quote.