By now, you must already know of the many benefits associated with firms that embrace cloud computing technology. Migrating servers to the cloud is no longer an option, especially if you’re desirous about dealing with escalating IT costs and other costs associated with downtime. Some have argued that any cloud is good. However, as a leading IT services provider in Denver, and based on our experience, we think differently— all cloud is not the same. There are three models of the cloud that you can migrate to. These include public, private and hybrid cloud. Of these, we believe that a private cloud is the best choice for your business.
What is a Private Cloud?
A private cloud is best described as a model of cloud computing which accommodates one user or client at any particular time. Commonly private cloud computing is referred to as dedicated hosting, where only one client can operate in that particular cloud computing environment. This model differs markedly from the shared or public cloud computing model available to the public.
Benefits of the Private Cloud
- Ability to control physical servers (meaning you’ll get to enjoy full and unfettered access to the servers)
- Critical corporate data is secured behind your own firewall
- Easily access your data infrastructure without exposing your server to the Internet
- Easily design the architecture that fits your needs and preferences with the guidance of our IT services experts in Denver
- Easily control who gets access to your server
- Data and IT infrastructure will be safe and secured in case of cloud provider shut down.
Cons of Private Clouds
- High initial capital outlay – Setting up a private cloud is a financially tasking undertaking. You need to be ready to use some resources coming up with a good private cloud. However, this cost can always be recovered with time.
- Your employees can physically access the servers – The fact that your employees can access the servers is both a good and bad thing. It’s good because it means they’ll be able to restore their work machines with ease (in case of a crush) and bad because they can unknowingly introduce malware into the system.
In our experience as IT experts, we have found that there are numerous ways by which the two cons of private cloud mentioned above can be handled. The security concern can be handled by coming up with an IT security document that defines who can access the firm’s private cloud. The high capital can be addressed by looking at the private cloud as an investment that will continue to generate benefits for your firm over time.
As seen above, there are more pros than cons associated with a private cloud. Before coming up with a private cloud, speak to IT experts. At AccountabilIT, Inc., our IT services team in Denver, dedicated to helping clients, come up with the best cloud computing solutions that can solve your business needs. Contact us now for more information.