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What Exactly Is a Dedicated Private Cloud and Why Should You Leverage it?

September 2, 2021 | By Kirsty Callaghan

This day in age, you constantly hear people from all walks of life talking about “the cloud”, but those who aren’t fully enveloped in the tech industry may not be familiar with some of our industry’s most critical cloud environments such as Dedicated Private Cloud. Whether you’ve never heard of Private Cloud or you just want to learn more about Private Cloud environments, we’re here to break it down for you by answering two simple questions.

So, What Exactly is a Dedicated Private Cloud?

As the name suggests, Dedicated Private Cloud is a type of cloud infrastructure that is built solely for your business. Also referred to as Dedicated Physical Private Cloud, this type of solution keeps your infrastructure completely, well, for lack of a better term, private. It doesn’t live in a shared environment like its multi-tenant counterparts Virtual Private Cloud or Public Cloud solutions do, offering unsurpassed security, agility, flexibility, and scalability.

If you read our last blog post on how Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environments work, you’ll likely remember the apartment building analogy. For this post, we’re going to use a similar analogy for Dedicated Private Cloud. Let’s first recap the analogy from VPC post, where we spoke about how you can rent a range of 1-, 2-, or 3-bedroom apartments based on your unique needs, and only you would hold the key to your apartment. With apartment building, what may concern some renters is the fact that they have to share resources and public spaces with other tenants.

In the case of Dedicated Private Cloud, think of it as renting an entire house as opposed to renting a single apartment in a building. In most cases, you have complete access to all of the rooms and areas inside and outside of the house, which you can use however you’d like. The same is true of a Dedicated Private Cloud solution, all of the compute, storage, and RAM solely belongs to your business, and your company can use any of those resources however necessary.

The best part about renting a house is that your landlord is typically responsible for maintaining the property and making sure that any issues are tended to in a timely manner. Similarly, Cloud Service Providers like opti9 monitor and maintain your environment so you don’t have to, allowing you to scale your business up and out without having to worry about substantial overhead costs, hardware upkeep, and of course, without having to share resources with other tenants.

Why Should You Leverage a Dedicated Private Cloud Solution?

There are countless arguments for why companies should leverage a Dedicated Private Cloud solution, but we’d like to touch base on some of the most important reasons:

Flexibility to Mix and Match Resources

Choosing to run your environment on a Dedicated Private Cloud gives your business dedicated space and guaranteed compute & resources in a single-tenant environment. Customers leveraging Private Cloud hosting solutions benefit from the privacy and security of having dedicated blade servers, where you can mix and match resources and use them to your advantage.

A Cloud Solution That Grows With Your Business

This design also allows the cloud provider to easily increase your available resources by simply installing a new blade and assigning it to your account, giving you access to more resources without time-consuming complications or debilitating downtime that’ll negatively impact your business and your customers.

Security and Compliance

Nowadays, cybersecurity has become one of the top priorities for most — if not all — companies. As cybercriminals grow smarter and cyberattacks become more complex, companies have become extremely cautious when it comes to protecting their most sensitive data from getting out into the open. Because of this, many businesses have done one of two things: 1) they have switched over to a hybrid cloud strategy, where they put their most sensitive, mission-critical data into a Private Cloud environment, or 2) they moved their entire infrastructure over to a Private Cloud environment.

Aside from the aforementioned security concerns, there are many industries and verticals that have to meet specific compliance requirements that only a Private Cloud solution can satisfy. If you’re in the healthcare, finance, or legal verticals, you already know how strict the regulations are when it comes to your data, and for good reason. In these fields, protecting both your data and sensitive client information is absolutely critical.

Now that we’ve answered the two main questions of this blog post, you and your team should be able to make an informed decision on whether or not a Private Cloud solution is the right choice for your company.

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