Also see: What Is The Cloud?
When we started talking about how to explain private cloud, we toyed around with calling it “smog.” Most of our customers have a business presence in California, but the nearest AWS datacenter is in Oregon. Distance can contribute to latency. We also have customers that can’t be in public cloud for compliance reasons, or that occasionally require physical access to the data, or that have significant upstream/downstream or storage requirements that make public cloud too expensive, or they want a particular infrastructure configuration.
For many customers, private cloud is a bridge between on premise servers and public infrastructure, and some of them would say our private cloud service offerings give them the best of both worlds.
Wait, what about public cloud? Yes, we do that also.
Private cloud and colocation mitigate risks to on premise infrastructure such as power outages and physical damage, increasing availability, and it’s less expensive for the provider to manage than on premise infrastructure as well. Virtualization technology improves efficiency and reduces the amount of time and effort spent on tasks like backup.
Offloading some compute tasks to private cloud can also free up bandwidth to branch offices, which means faster performance in many cases.
Whatever the reason your business is considering private cloud, our experts can help you figure out the costs and cost savings and how to best leverage private cloud infrastructure for your business.