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Is A Private Cloud Right For My Business?

Today we are focusing on Private Cloud Networks, giving you an overview of what they are and what their benefits are. We hope this will help you discover if a private cloud could be the right choice for your business.

The wide range of options for hosting business-critical infrastructure have boomed over the past decade.

10 years ago, you needed the office space, expertise and budget to build and maintain your own server infrastructure as well as the required internal space or data centre.

In 2020, businesses have a variety of options to choose from, each offering their own set of features, benefits and challenges.

These include implementing physical servers on-site, utilising platforms such as VMWare and Microsoft’s Hyper-V solution or building their own private cloud network using platforms such as Microsoft Azure and AWS.

What Is A Private Cloud?

A private cloud is a cloud computing environment dedicated exclusively to a single organisation.

Private clouds once required the construction of an on-premises data centre but today, many business’s private clouds run on space rented in a data centre of a large cloud vendor such as AWS or Microsoft.

What are the Advantages of a Private Cloud?

When compared to purchasing and maintaining on-premises hardware a private cloud and public cloud both have the advantage of scalability through a pay-as-you-need pricing model.

The additional advantages of a private cloud are:

  • Complete Control – Unlike public clouds, which must serve the needs of a wide array of customers, a private cloud is built by (or for) your business alone. This means the performance and architecture of your private cloud can be made to fit around the way your company actually works rather than adapting to the one-size-fits-all approach of public clouds. Carden IT Services has built private clouds for businesses of all sizes and can adapt the parameters of your cloud architecture to match your business needs.
  • High-performing and scalable – As the owner and operator of your own private cloud, you always have access to the full extent of its resources. Unlike public clouds, you are never in contention for computing power with other uses. For private clouds hosted on a provider’s network, adding more capacity is as simple as renting more server space.
  • Regulatory Compliance and Privacy – Regulations like the GDPR place very specific limits on not only which data companies can gather and retain, but also on how they can store and transfer that data. A private cloud avoids many of the regulatory headaches and privacy concerns that come with public clouds.

Is A Private Cloud Right For My Business?

The advantages of private cloud networks are simple: improved security increased control and greater efficiency.

Transitioning to the cloud is easier and quicker than many businesses realise, and private clouds are quickly becoming a necessity in data-intensive businesses operating under strict privacy regulations.

Speak to a member of Carden IT Services’ cloud computing team today to learn more about the benefits of a private cloud for your organisation.

Author: Dave King

Dave King is the Co-Founder and Director of Carden IT Services and the wider Carden IT Group. Dave has over 18 years’ experience in business IT networks with a focus on IT consultation and disaster recovery planning/testing.