What is Private Cloud?
“A private cloud is a dedicated tenant architecture based on a secure environment where only specified enterprises or clients can operate.”
So the heck does that mean?
The “public cloud” is public because you are sharing the same pool of resources with other firms and people.
Lets use an example from housing (because everyone lives somewhere right?)
- If you live in a apartment building, you share hallways, you share a lawn, you may share electricity bills, etc.
- You are a tenant.
- If you own a home, you have full control of those shared resources.
- The building is “privately owned”, [aka] “dedicated to you”
In cloud computing, this same concept applies:
- The “Public Cloud”, is a sub-tenanted environment, where you pay less, but have to share control and usability.
- A “Private Cloud”, is still leveraging the economies of scale of a datacenter, but the servers you are on are dedicated solely to your firm’s use. This provides a significantly higher level of control and security.
Why does Private Cloud Matter?
Private cloud services draw from servers located internally or externally that can leased through private lines or secure connections. For organizations that require higher security and privacy most providers offer dedicated lines through a firewall with on-site hosting. Organizations that require compliancies such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). A great option most vendors will have is to configure and manage cloud offerings tailored to your business needs.
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