Private Cloud Computing
Private cloud, or private cloud computing, is a proprietary network organization, which can include servers, hardware and software that is utilized by a single organization. The private cloud can physically hosted within the organizations internal data-center, or hosted by a third-party vendor such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, or Google’s Cloud Platform.
How a Private Cloud Works
Most commonly, a private cloud will utilize virtualization to merge the hardware resources into a shared pool. It is the organizations responsibility to setup the various layers as per their business architecture. The organizations administrator will be able to build environments by virtualizing various network resources from a group of different physical infrastructures.
The administrator will also be able to use the various automation layers in order to reduce human involvement. This would be able to control infrastructure, platforms, applications and data in order to track their use.
Private cloud computing is preferred by many organizations to ensure that the data integrity, that is stored, is as safe and secure as possible. Through this form of infrastructure, you are able to know that the event of loss of data stored in the system servers is better protected compared to public servers which are normally subject to hacking and other cyber-attacks. Here are some key utilization’s:
- Highly Regulated Industries
- Government Agencies
- Large Organizations that require proficient Innovated Data Technologies>/li>
- Organizations that require strong security management
- Companies requiring high availability of their infrastructure
Benefits of a Private Cloud
- High scalability and efficiency
- Flexible to modify existing frameworks
- Compliance to stringent industry regulations
- Dedicated and secure environments that is only accessible by the organization
- Upgrade memory, disk drives and even the number of CPU’s in a cloud configuration.
Another benefit is that you can configure and reconfigure your server resources at any point and to any specifications that you may desire. Through these re-configurations, you are able to plan on how the data is stored and secured to your exact specifications.
All these benefits are summed up by the attractive cost saving measures that it attracts as it is quite cheap compared to the company trying to build and maintain their own internal infrastructure. Results are a lower cost of ownership of the infrastructure that is allocated, which goes on to provide the best service at the most affordable rates.