With the growing dependency on technology comes the need for more powerful and reliable computing infrastructure. Cloud computing has revolutionised the way organisations approach their IT infrastructure development. One of the buzzwords in cloud computing is ‘private cloud’ – not only do private clouds provide greater control and customisation, but they also offer better performance and scalability options. Most importantly, private clouds provide additional layers of security, which is critical for businesses that handle sensitive data and applications. By embracing private cloud computing, IT managers can empower their organisations to run more efficiently and effectively, providing greater flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
Greater control and customisation
Private clouds are isolated and dedicated to a single organisation, providing them with greater control and customisation options. Organisations can configure their private clouds to meet specific requirements for data security, compliance and governance. IT managers have full control over the management of their private cloud, ensuring that they can monitor and manage their resources more effectively and efficiently.
Security is paramount when it comes to computing infrastructure. With private cloud environments, organisations can implement the security policies they would like to enforce. IT teams can deploy security measures to protect their servers and data, which is a critical need for companies handling sensitive data. Private clouds provide a secure environment to run critical applications, reducing the risks of cyber threats and other potential security breaches, and they can be configured to provide network isolation, ensuring that an organisation's workloads and data are completely separated from other entities. This reduces the risk of cross-tenant interference or attacks.
Private clouds offer more significant performance improvements compared to the public cloud. The infrastructure is dedicated solely to the organisation, providing the necessary resources to handle heavy workloads and applications with ease. Additionally, private clouds allow organisations to deploy advanced hardware configurations within their servers that can’t be offered by public cloud providers. Data and resources are physically closer to the organisation's data centre or facilities.
Private clouds provide greater cost-effectiveness compared to public cloud services. Private cloud infrastructure is designed to provide resources solely to the organisation; this ensures that there is no cost-sharing with other organisations or third-party cloud service providers. Moreover, organisations can plan for long-term growth and budget more efficiently, as there are no surprises in pricing plans or hidden fees.
Scalability and availability
Private clouds offer organisations better scalability and availability compared to public clouds. Since private clouds provide only single-tenant infrastructure, organisations can scale their infrastructure as required without worrying about resource availability. Additionally, private clouds allow IT managers to deploy running replicas over multiple data centres, providing geographic redundancy to guarantee service availability.
Regulatory compliance and data privacy
Private clouds are well-suited for industries and organisations that must adhere to strict regulatory compliance requirements, such as healthcare, finance or government. Organisations can implement security measures and policies that align with these regulations. Additionally, private clouds ensure that sensitive data remains on-premises or within a data centre controlled by the organisation, enhancing data privacy and reducing the risk of data exposure.
Hybrid cloud integration
Private clouds can be integrated with public cloud services to create hybrid cloud environments, giving organisations flexibility to leverage the benefits of both private and public clouds, and bare metal, as needed. This allows organisations to benefit from strengths of each platform while maintaining a cohesive and connected infrastructure environment.
Our flexible colocation, combined with secure cloud connections, facilitate the robust and resilient solutions our clients are looking for. To find out more yourself, get in touch with a member of our team.