Since the early days of cloud, IT has struggled with the limits of even the best public cloud. The model that offered agility, just-in-time provisioning, and minimal CapEx, came with downsides like multi-tenancy, limited resilience, and loss of control.
Some organizations circled the wagons around another model; private cloud. Private cloud offered the potential of public cloud-like services with the ability to fully control underlying hardware, cloud software, performance, and resilience. This legacy private cloud had the promise of letting them create a cloud without rearchitecting security requirements. It let them leverage existing hardware. It offered a fairly straightforward transition from virtualization.
But there were downsides.
The first generation of private cloud came with complexity. Building a private cloud from any of the available software stacks wasn’t a trivial task. It required specialists, experimentation, and a long runway. Costs tended to spiral out of control as small, limited clouds didn’t scale well. And often organizations that tried to implement private cloud found that the challenges couldn’t be surmounted.
So organizations were stuck. Public cloud came with insurmountable downsides. Private cloud came with complexities and confusion. Striking a balance between the needs to avoid multi-tenancy, limited resilience and loss of control while controlling costs and optimizing outcomes seemed impossible.
But technologists stepped up to the challenges, and today, there’s a better way.
We’re on the second generation of private cloud. Organizations that explored and rejected legacy private cloud should consider leading-edge private cloud. Among others, Cloudistics solved the challenges and weaknesses of legacy private cloud to deliver turnkey platforms that offer superior agility, resilience, and value. Cloudistics can be deployed in a day, knowledge transfer takes a few hours, and you can migrate workloads quickly, bringing them into production right away for accelerated time to value.
To understand the differences between legacy private cloud and leading-edge private cloud, check out our infographic below. And then watch our video demonstration to see just how impressive a leading-edge private cloud can be.