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Private Cloud Definition:

A private cloud offers a scalable, high performance data center infrastructure that combines safety, ease of use, and accelerated time to value. It balances resilience, utilization efficiency and high performance. Instead of being built and controlled by a public cloud vendor, a private cloud lives inside an organization’s data, in a co-location facility or in a managed service provider’s data center. Unlike public cloud, it:

  • Gives an organization total control over hardware, software, tenants, and utilization
  • Protects the organization by delivering optimized security, data gravity, data locality, and data sovereignty
  • Maximizes efficiency, supports Agile methodologies and DevOps for accelerated service delivery, and provides seamless, just in time scaling to accommodate growth.

An ideal private cloud is fully-composable and software-defined. Basic requirements are application resource automation, orchestration and optimization, self-service provisioning, and support for virtual machines and containers. Behind the scenes, a private cloud should offer integrated capabilities for archiving, backup, recovery, compliance, metering, migration and security instead of forcing organizations to buy additional software or experiment with open source code.

More Industries are Moving Toward 100% Cloud:

More technology-dependent industries including manufacturing, high-tech, and telecom are being led by executive management to become 100% cloud.

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Private Cloud Adoption is Growing Across the Board:

Private cloud adoption increased to 75 percent in 2018 from 72 percent in 2017, according to the State of the Cloud Survey. It is expected that this trend will continue.

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Enterprises are Investing More in Cloud:

Enterprises predict they’ll invest on average $3.5M on cloud apps, platforms, and services in 2018, with some moving toward 100% cloud.

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Integrated Cloud-Based Apps are the New Normal:

Sales, Marketing and Executive Management are increasingly relying on cloud-based applications that generate data to track progress towards goals.

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The Evolution of Cloud Adoption

According to IDG’s Cloud Computing Survey, that highlights the evolution of cloud adoption related to environments, delivery models, and investment patterns, organizations continue to increase their investment and evolve their cloud environments in order to leverage the technology to drive their business forward.


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Cloud Adoption Is Not A One-Time Event

A primary factor for cloud adoption is reduced costs compared with traditional models. When enterprises reach a critical mass, whereby labor and utilization have reached a threshold, private cloud can beat public cloud in price. This is when a number of enterprises bring their workloads back in house.

This diagram from 451 Research illustrates the cloud transformation journey, showing the enterprise cloud cost experience over time.

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What are the Benefits of Private Cloud?

  • It is dedicated to the unique needs and goals of your organization.
  • Private cloud gives you control over your sensitive data, behind your own firewall.
  • Users can create new applications and services on demand. Learn more
  • Private cloud offers predictable costs with no monthly sticker shock.
  • There is Faster Time to Value and Reduced TCO with private cloud
  • A private cloud automates workflow and eliminates manual configuration tasks. Learn more
  • Users can provision their own resources: network, compute, storage

What are the Disadvantages of Public Cloud?

Cost:

  • Eventually you will hit a cost barrier
  • Exit costs can be significant

Not Customizable:

  • Buy a pre-sized instance (small, medium, large)

Application Limitations:

  • Not all applications are suitable for the public cloud

Misconceptions about Private Cloud:

  • Virtualization alone is not a private cloud
  • Organizations need to choose between private and public cloud
  • Private clouds are only for legacy workloads.

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Why Use A Private Cloud Platform?

As everyone in IT knows, public cloud has become a widely established way to create more agile, versatile IT infrastructure. Regardless of which vendor you use, public cloud offers compelling ease of use, transparent cost structures, and a massive set of features that organizations like yours can rely on. But having said that, public cloud isn’t necessarily the right fit for every workload.

There are several really good reasons for choosing private cloud. The first is a matter of performance, and the importance can’t be overstated. Certain workloads, when moved to the public cloud, will suffer from network latency making responsiveness suffer and end-users unhappy. And, let’s face it; that’s what really matters.  If your users are unhappy with performance, that frustration will make its way up the chain of command. For this reason, it’s rare to see bare metal workloads moving to the public-cloud.

The second reason workloads often need to remain on premises is regulatory compliance and security, which can include data locality. Although there are public clouds that can support the compliance and security needs of regulated verticals, there is often a lack of comfort associated with losing full control of these workloads. Moreover, there is often concern around where organizational data will ultimately reside.  Different jurisdictions carry different laws and regulations, making it very important to be able to answer the questions, “Do you know where your data is?” or “Can you prove deletion?” “What is your disaster recovery plan?”

Before selecting a private cloud appliance, platform, reference architecture, system or solution it is very important to consider carefully not just the required infrastructure investment but also the application resource and migration planning, implementation, deployment, operation, maintenance and support experience desired by your administrators, developers, tenants and end-users. Public cloud can provide a great deal of convenience and versatility at a price while private cloud also preserves control over data gravity, locality, sovereignty and security.

 

Learn More About Private Cloud

Ignite Your Data Center With a Private Cloud In a Box

Reaping Public Cloud Benefits Even When You Can’t Move Everything to the Cloud

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