While deciding on whether to implement a Private Cloud for your organization make sure you consider the elements below:
- Security: If you are clearly aware of your workload requirements i.e. the server processing power and storage requirements and have very strict security requirements for your applications and data, then private cloud is the way forward for you. Since in a private cloud setup, applications and all the data transactions remain within the organizations, there are usually no security and compliance issues.
- Cost: The cost incurred on operations on a private cloud is less compared to a public cloud setup. Network costs and storage requirements also get reduced. Data transactions on a public cloud can cost a lot based on the bandwidth consumed, however private clouds don’t have any data or network costs since the entire application traffic is contained within the organizational network.
- Latency: There are generally no latency related issues in a private cloud since it is completely hosted within the organizational network and the end user is connected within the same boundary without the need to pass through networks or internet. Also latencies can be reduced by improving storage capabilities within the organizational infrastructure.
- Improved User Experience: Because of the closed proximity to the end users the private cloud setup performs better in terms of reduced latencies and improved application performance hence improving the user experience.
Since Private Cloud is a complex setup, there is no definite formula for every business since every firm might have unique requirements. However the above mentioned points are basic guidelines which help corporate IT to understand whether private cloud suits their needs and business goals perfectly.
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