How do I create and deploy a private cloud?

By 08/13/2014Cloud Hosting
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cloud serversA private cloud is a distinct and secure IT environment which is only accessible to a specific client. As with other cloud models, private clouds provide computing power as a service within a virtualized environment using an underlying pool of physical computing resources. Under the private cloud model, the pool of externalized IT resources are only accessible to a single organization, allowing for greater control and privacy over those resources.

Webhosting.net prides itself in offering private cloud services to its mid to large enterprise clients.  The service provider offers private cloud services through its partnership with Jelastic.  Jelastic delivers Platform-as-Infrastructure as a complete stack, allowing deployment of a working cloud solution in hours, not months. Through a cluster of “bare-metal” servers, Webhosting.net leverages Jelastic’s infrastructure to provide all infrastructure necessary for scalable, highly-available business applications situated in a private cloud.

A bare metal environment is a computer system or network in which a virtual machine is installed directly on hardware rather than within the host operating system.  The term virtualization refers to the creation of a virtual, rather than actual, version of a resource, such as an operating system or a server.

A virtual machine is a multi-user, shared-resource OS that gives each user the impression of having sole control of all computer or network resources.  The private cloud model is thus closer to the more traditional model of individual local area networks (LANs) used in the past by enterprise but with the added advantages of virtualization.

You can create a private cloud for your business by allowing an expert service provider such as Webhosting.net set up a professional private cloud deployment for you.  By using Webhosting.net private cloud services you can ensure high security and privacy for your data, more control over your data, reduce costs and improve energy efficiency, improve data reliability and obtain more IT resources on-demand.

By using techniques such as distinct pools of resources with access restricted to connections made from behind an organization’s firewall, or through dedicated leased lines or on-site internal hosting, private clouds can ensure that IT resources are only accessible to those with authorized access.  Furthermore, since a private cloud is only accessible to a single organization, only it will have the ability to configure and manage it, based upon corporate objectives. This level of control removes some of the economies of scale generated in public clouds by having centralized hardware management.

The private cloud model also improves costs by enhancing the allocation of IT resources through ensuring that the availability of those resources directly and flexibly respond only to necessary demand. As unused capacity is minimized under the private cloud model, not only are cost savings achieved, but reduction in carbon footprint concurrently occurs.  Another benefit of the private cloud is its virtualized model.  The use of virtualized operating environments means that private clouds are more resilient to individual failures across physical infrastructure. Finally, private clouds are “burstable” meaning that providers such as Webhosting.net can allow organizations to increase their private cloud computing resources when spikes in demand are detected.

These advantages make private cloud a consideration for corporate computing environments.  These services are especially advantageous for companies subject to a high degree of regulatory requirements such as insurers and healthcare providers.  Webhosting.net has the expertise to provide private cloud services to these industries and others.

 

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