The private cloud computing solutions provide companies with a better control of their computing resources and privileged access to their hosted application.
What is a private cloud?
The private cloud (internal or private ) is defined as the establishment of an private network or a data center providing access to hosted services, to a limited number of users. Specifically, the different services provided on the private cloud are either administered directly by the company (which manages the infrastructure only) or pooled/outsourced (to a trusted provider). This model is supposed to bring the benefits of public cloud computing (lower cost related to the virtualization of applications, in the case of a shared infrastructure) without the drawbacks: focusing on data security constraints.
A solution trusted by IT decision makers
According to the survey entitled " Cloud Computing in France" published by the Pierre Audoin Consultants in collaboration with EMS, Intel and VMware, the private cloud is favored by the DSIs. Out of a panel of 200 IT decision makers:
71% prefer to invest in a private cloud solution against
13% would rather invest inn hybrid infrastructure
Only 7% will be opting for public cloud solutions .
Applications and infrastructures
Private cloud computing projects mainly focus on enterprise messaging, finance/accounting, human resources, data storage, collaborative tool, databases and servers.
The advantages of the private cloud model
The company can open its virtualized applications to business partners such as suppliers.
Reduced deployment time , flexibility ( implementation of adhoc modules) and better cost control.
Private cloud solutions
VeePee provides solution that allows its customers to share the cost related to the storage of data.
Amazon Virtual Private Cloud allows large companies to connect their data centers to Amazon's cloud computing resources via a VPN connection. They can move their applications (messaging, financial tools, CRM applications) in the Amazon cloud without losing control of their data.
EMC and VPLEX: This virtualization solution allows a company to have a unified vision of its virtualized storage across one or more datacenters.