Private cloud hosting. You may have heard of cloud hosting, and you may use it for personal reasons through a service like Google Drive.
Private cloud hosting offers many more benefits than regular cloud hosting, and is much more useful for sensitive and regulated businesses like those in the financial or health sectors.
What Is Private Cloud Hosting?
Private cloud hosting is a series of remotely located servers, accessible to your team via the internet, which is secure and for your business’ use only.
This differs from traditional cloud hosting, where the servers would be accessible to many different groups and not nearly as secure.
Private cloud hosting ensures only one business has access to a number of physical servers, which are operated virtually.
What Are The Benefits?
Public clouds can have a certain amount of security, but private clouds have a much higher ability to maintain your security and the security of your clients. A private cloud can be made to be accessible only to connections coming from behind your specific firewall and/or through dedicated service lines, among other features.
Private clouds are also more reliable, as your business will have dedicated space with options for room to grow. If a section of actual servers should fail, the processes are quickly and seamlessly moved to another set of servers inside your private cloud.
A private cloud is only accessible by a single organization, so you have much more control over the features and configuration of it as you don’t have to share it with anyone else. Customize to your heart’s content!
Having a private cloud – as opposed to hosting physical servers on your property – can improve the allocation of resources in your organization, since everything will be available to those who need it quickly.
The amount of processing power available to departments is also variable depending on their need, and can be increased at will. Compared to physical servers, there is a significant savings in capital investment and investment in capacity which might not be used very often. This can also reduce the carbon footprint for your organization.