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Private Cloud: what is it and what are the advantages?

Private cloud is a cloud computing solution with the same scalability and self-service as a public cloud. The difference is that public clouds deliver services to multiple organisations while private clouds are committed entirely to a single organisation.

How does it work?

Private cloud is a ‘single-tenant’ environment. This means that the organisation that uses it, known as the tenant, never shares resources with other users. There are various ways to host and manage these resources. A private cloud can be tailored around pre-existing resources and infrastructure in an organisation’s datacentre. Alternatively, an entirely new, separate third-party infrastructure can be used. It can even be enabled entirely through the use of virtualisation software. The bottom line is that the cloud and all the resources involved are dedicated to a single user.

An operating system is required for the private cloud to function, but it is the software stacked on top of the operating system that determines how it functions. Whether you choose Clouvider’s Amsterdam dedicated servers or any other, our private cloud services are second to none.

What are the advantages of the Clouvider private cloud?

The primary advantage of a private cloud is that resources aren’t shared. A private cloud model is ideal for businesses with unpredictable or dynamic computing needs that are best managed by having complete control over the environment. This way, the business’ governance, compliance and security requirements can be met.

When implemented properly, a private cloud offers most of the benefits of a public cloud. These benefits include:

–  Self-service

–  Scalability

–  The configuration of virtual machines

–  An ability to optimise computing resources at will

However, in addition to those core benefits, private clouds also offer enhanced security, better performance and more scope for customisation.

Are there any disadvantages?

The main issue with private clouds is the complexity they can bring. You will need a strong IT team to take full advantage of the power of the private cloud. It’s also important to work with a reliable hosting provider who can offer 100% uptime, consistent performance and excellent Customer support where needed.

If you think a private cloud solution might be a good fit for your business, you can learn more about Clouvider’s services here. Contact us to learn more and we’ll help you take the first steps towards private cloud implementation.

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