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.
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