A modern data center improves the delivery of traditional and cloud—native applications—reducing the cost structure of IT and allowing you to focus resources on innovation. A private cloud is one in which the services and infrastructure are maintained on a private network. These clouds offer the a level of security and control, and require the company to still purchase and maintain all the software and infrastructure, which reduces the cost savings. The private cloud is a cost—effective, rapid implementation alternative to building or buying a do it yourself (DIY) private cloud. The private cloud is fully segregated, dedicated 100% to each client and delivered as—a—service. A private cloud is the obvious choice when your business is part of an industry that must conform to strict security and data privacy issues. Choose a private cloud when your business is your data and your applications. Therefore, control and security are paramount. If company is large enough to run a next generation cloud data center efficiently and effectively on its own then a private cloud is an excellent choice.
Private cloud service provides the agility of a public cloud environment with the scalability to grow based on your needs without the capital expense and time required to build, purchase, or extend your own private cloud environment. When you choose a private cloud you alleviate the capital expense, skilled resources and time required to build, buy or extend your own private cloud. Services are available for rapid deployment in your data center. The cloud service supports a wide range of applications including employee productivity tools such as Microsoft. Collaboration such as video, web conferencing, messaging and integrated Unified Collaboration application from Cisco. Custom applications developed in—house. Environments for development, testing, staging and preproduction. ERP application suites such as SAP or Oracle. Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Skype for Business and Microsoft SharePoint. Choose a private cloud when security, control and performance are your top priority. It can be hosted on—site at your own data center or at a service provider’s data center.
Private Cloud At The Center Of A Hybrid Infrastructure
Private Clouds at the center of your hybrid IT environment allows you to accelerate IT service delivery. Extend your data center into the cloud using existing network and infrastructure topologies and provide isolation needed, from internet access. Leverage our system integration skills and managed service expertise in cloud technology, networking, data center and security. Meet the security and performance requirements for more of your production applications. Transition to become a broker of IT services. Our specialists proactively monitor and maintain the health of your private cloud and are available 24/7. Connect your dedicated environment to the public cloud of your choice—Adobe Creative Cloud and Document Cloud, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, or Oracle Cloud. You don’t need to walk away from VMware to get the benefits of the cloud. Our portfolio of VMware solutions is one of the few that gives you access to customized hardware, plus your choice of management and control levels.
Secure And Highly Available Cloud Services
Built for security, performance, and reliability, the private cloud has a network centric design and multiple layers of security. Private clouds provide hypervisor, storage, compute, and network isolation. They also enables you to create and deploy multiple virtual data centers and network domains that are logically segregated. Each network domain supports their own IP addresses, VLANs, firewalls and load balancing characteristics. All systems within the cloud are fully resilient, using an N+1 resiliency model. This resiliency is applied to the data center physical power and cooling, all network equipment, all virtual server hosting systems, all storage systems, and all components of the cloud management environment. Deliver features faster by providing your users with on—demand, self—service access to infrastructure. Get the enhanced security of dedicated, physically isolated network, compute and storage layers. Customize dedicated compute, storage and networking components to best suit your needs.
Private Cloud Managed Services
The medium and large cloud configurations both accommodate additional servers allowing you to meet your needs today and provide ready capacity for growth. With all three cloud configurations, you can add additional storage disks to accommodate growth requirements. Cloud’s web console provides the ability to build virtual, logically segregated data centers. Create and manage network domains and cloud networks. Deploy virtual servers onto your VLANs using operating system images provided either by you or by us. Clone images. and assign and edit network access translation (NAT). As many require their private cloud to be resident on their premises, we offer that flexibility with our service. Others constrained by data center capacity need a secure private cloud in a hosted environment. For these clients, we offer our private cloud service hosted from one of our data centers located across five continents with multiple carrier options to enable seamless connections to on premise environments with the management tools required to minimize latency.
Private Cloud Platforms And Services
One of the biggest IT buzz words of the past few years, ‘cloud computing’ has brought incredible promise to the world of information technology. Cloud computing interest has lead to widespread curiosity and awareness of public cloud services. Pooled computing resources, divided and allocated to different users, have been proven in the development and testing realm of IT to have tremendous benefits. Those benefits however have been overshadowed by concerns of a lack of security and uptime assurances among enterprise IT executives. The private cloud aims to lessen, if not eliminate, those concerns by dedicating exclusive hardware to each user.
Instead of your data being stored off “in the cloud” somewhere, one can point to a group of servers in a data center and say, “that is your data, and only your data, on those servers,” alleviating security concerns. It is a “best of both worlds” solution that can bring important benefits like improved uptime and reliability at a lower cost than on traditional IT infrastructure. In a survey, private cloud computing is preferred 2:1 over fully managed public cloud solutions. 67% of respondents preferred the private cloud, whereas only 28% preferred a fully managed public cloud, 21% preferred an unmanaged public cloud, and 8% were looking to a hybrid cloud solution.
An intuitive UI along with governance, management controls, reporting and automation functions of cloud management system. Built in redundant, high available server and network resources backed up with 99.999% SLAs. Cloud services support and simplify moving complex production applications to the cloud. Consistent and seamless integration between your on premise IT and private and public cloud services enabling a hybrid IT or hybrid cloud environment. Consumption based billing. Full transparency into the status of your private cloud environment.
Intuitive self—service interface that supports complex production applications. Multi—tenant capabilities to support multiple divisions or functional groups. Reporting to enable charge back and show back across departments or group. Security of a dedicated, physically isolated environment. Operations and applications support as needed on a usage basis. Compatible with a wide variety of access methods, including MetroE and MPLS networks from providers. Consistent network performance and better end—user experience. Increased throughout when accessing your cloud services from private cloud and public cloud.
Much like a dedicated or collocated server, the security of your private cloud depends on a variety of factors. However, if you have the proper physical security, anti—virus software, and firewall rules in place, you can rest assured your data as safe as if it were sitting right next to your desk. With a private cloud, you know where your servers are located and that the proper physical and network security is in place. You can meet and talk to those in charge of providing support for your hardware and come visit it if you like.
This is one of the most alluring benefits of cloud computing. The ability to spin up and tear down a server in a matter of minutes is incredibly powerful and useful. No longer is there any wasted effort in trying to size a server beforehand when you can create a server on the fly. Need more disk space? More RAM? More CPU? No problem. With private cloud computing, you can reallocate resources in moments without worrying about finding a physical server that will have the resources your new server needs.
Virtualization significantly increases the value of your physical server hardware. Instead of having 5 servers that average 10% CPU utilization, you can virtualize the 5 servers on one physical server, sharing the resources. This decreases rack space, power usage, and is easier to manage. This also allows you to create copies of your servers and have them up and running very quickly, now that they have been virtualized. If you have the proper resource management tools installed on your server, you can automatically allocate the appropriate resources to a server when it needs it or turn off unused servers during low usage; an extraordinarily powerful and efficient way to manage your servers.
The best part about a private cloud is that not only do you get all of the great benefits of virtualization and security, but it can be cheaper and less of a hassle then hosting your own servers or buying dedicated servers. If your company has more than 2 servers, it could benefit from virtualization. If your company has more than 10 servers, it could benefit from private cloud computing with a dedicated SAN and multiple physical host servers. The public cloud revolutionized Information Technology forever; the private cloud brings the benefits to the masses.
Virtual servers combined with a SAN allow for improved protection against disasters. When you connect a SAN to your private cloud, incredible redundancy can be achieved. Not only can you load balance between servers, automatically shifting server resources between servers on the fly, but in an N+1 environment (having at least 1 extra server than absolutely necessary), you can shut down one server without causing downtime. Imagine performing maintenance on your server like adding more RAM, replacing a hard drive, or upgrading software, without experiencing any downtime. When configured correctly you could power off one server and it would automatically shift the virtual servers over to an available server in your cloud.
Taking your disaster protection up one level, you could have another SAN in another data center and perform SAN to SAN replication for a hot site DR environment capable of full recovery in less than 1 hour. The private cloud is still a relatively new concept, but is based on some technology that has been around for a while and has proven itself for years. Besides providing some tremendous benefits of pooled computing resources and virtualization, it maintains the security and reliability of a normal dedicated server. The private cloud is not for everyone but a managed data center operator can make the transition to private cloud computing an affordable process and enable you to fully experience all of the great benefits of the private cloud.