The public cloud has become the "must have" in today’s IT industry. The public cloud can bring a new level of simplicity and scalability never seen in IT before. It can usher in huge savings and may mean never replacing aging servers and storage infrastructure again. The power and potential of the cloud has the possibility of being a real game changer for IT and businesses alike.
But all that glitters is not gold. While there are plenty of benefits to the cloud, there are many factors that may prevent a company from fully adopting the cloud. Costs, compliance, security, control and availability are inconsistencies that many businesses can’t afford to have.
Luckily, there are alternatives, like the private cloud. But how do you choose which cloud is right for your organization?
To help you understand which cloud options are right for your business, here are five benefits the private cloud can offer you:
In the public cloud, there is constant contention with shared hardware resources that can lead to latency and unpredictable performance. Public clouds also don’t guarantee your applications uptime, which can be detrimental to your business. The private cloud is your own isolated cloud that gives you control of your underlying infrastructure to provide high availability, reliability and customized performance profiles to meet your application demands and meet business needs.
Often the desire to migrate to the public cloud is to simplify management and have more IT agility. However, many emerging private cloud platforms can deliver that same simplicity and agility for far lower of a cost than the public cloud, with far better performance.
Often CIOs choose the private cloud over the public cloud because public cloud costs can quickly balloon out of control. As more workloads get moved to the public cloud, and more resources get added to get better performance, the cost of the public cloud can shoot up quickly. With a private cloud infrastructure, you begin with a known, set cost – no surprise bills. As you fine tune the infrastructure to deliver the performance, you can scale up resources as needed, making costs and performance predictable and efficient. And the best part – with a private cloud, you don’t have to share your cloud resources with other companies.
With a private cloud, the platform lives in your infrastructure, giving you complete control of the security and performance, while still getting the benefits of ease-of-use and scalability found with the public cloud. Meet your SLAs and compliance goals by keeping the cloud at home.
While the public cloud may be used by businesses for enterprise workloads, the private cloud remains the ideal infrastructure for business-critical applications. The private cloud can ensure that high performance workloads – such as Hadoop, Splunk, SQL, Docker and more – get the bandwidth, IOPS and resources it needs to meet your business demands – all at a lower cost.
The Future of Private Cloud
With the growth of the public cloud market, private cloud technology vendors have focused on delivering solutions that provide the same benefits of the public cloud – but in your own infrastructure, on-premises. Cloudistics has developed a unique on-premises cloud platform that gives users the same experience of the public cloud, in a single plug-and-play scalable appliance. Cloudistics can automatically provide high-performance resources for all types of applications: Docker, Splunk, Hadoop, Citrix® VDI and many other high-performance workloads.
With no onsite controllers to install or maintain, it’s easy to scale across a large site or multiple locations – all from a single, centralized dashboard.
So before you leap into the public cloud, consider what the private cloud can offer and the added benefits it can deliver.