Looking to move to the cloud can be a bit of daunting process, with so many options available. One of the first decisions to make is choosing whether you want to opt for public cloud provider or choose a private cloud solution such as HostingIT4U.
With decades of experience within the IT sector, dealing with a range of business clients, we have highlighted security, flexibility and control as the key values to our clients and wanted to therefore ensure all of our cloud services were done so through a highly secure private cloud platform.
We have jotted down 5 top reasons for choosing a private cloud model for your business, to help guide you on your way.
1. Sense of security
Without a doubt, the number one reason to opt for private cloud is the knowledge that you know not only where your data is located but exactly who can access it. Whilst there are certainly a number security controls in place on a good public cloud platform, you will never have the sense control and security that you achieve through a private cloud solution.
Security is especially important for businesses who may hold sensitive documents on their servers such as highly personal customer information or private financial data. Businesses have a responsibility to ensure their data is kept safe and secure at all times, making a private cloud provider the go to platform for rest assured data security.
2. Knowing where your data is
Closely linked to security and privacy, specific data location is another important difference between private and public cloud providers. You cannot be 100% sure where your data is being stored on a public cloud, with many providers holding your data abroad, and often even unable to specify the exact location of your files at any given time.
With a private cloud infrastructure, you will always know the precise location of your data. At HostingIT4U all your data is held on state of the art, enterprise level equipment in temperature controlled environments in a distinct number of UK data centres, known to you at any given time.
3. Top performance
Another clear advantage for private cloud is the ability to have dedicated applications and a dedicated server which runs its own operating system for your business. This ensures you do not have to share processing power with other company applications, resulting in a more stable predictable performance which is optimised for your business requirements.
4. Take control
If you want to ensure you have complete control over your hardware and your virtual servers, private cloud is the clearly favourable option. In addition, private cloud also allows much more control over Service Level Agreement (SLA) management. Public cloud platforms can only give you control over certain features of your operating system, applications and server, and a public cloud provider controls the SLAs with all clients.
Another advantage of a private cloud solution is complete control over your own failover plan, which is put in place to ensure that there is no risk of your cloud service becoming unavailable to users.
5. Be flexible
An enterprise level private cloud service is built from the bottom up and tailored for your individual requirements. This means that, you as a client are able to specify what you need (both technical capabilities and SLAs) and only ever need to take up the processing power that you require.
In summary Private cloud is highly compliant and highly flexible, providing you with complete control over your hardware, virtual servers, SLAs and failover plans, whilst ensuring you are operating at your optimum performance.
If you are considering migrating to a cloud solution, or want to better understand the benefits of opting for a private cloud provider, get in touch with one of the friendly and experienced members of our team and we can get you up and started in no time.