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Private cloud is a powerful tool that provides reliable, secure access to critical data and applications from anywhere in the world. From small businesses to large enterprises, a private cloud can help you streamline processes and specific data and improve productivity.
what is a private cloudenvironment?
Private Cloud: Dedicated Infrastructure with Virtualization Technology
Private cloud environments are derived from secure and scalable infrastructure exclusively used by a single organization – not a shared or multi-tenant environment like a public cloud. This platform allows businesses to have complete control over the hardware and software utilized. Private cloud leverages virtualization technology to create an organization’s separate, secure, and isolated virtual environment. The hardware and software resources for the organization, such as servers, storage, networking, and security, are abstracted and managed through software.
advantages of private cloud
Private cloud delivers a higher level of control over data and infrastructure. This allows for more defined security policies and access controls to be created and enforced – reducing the risk of breaches and system failures.
YOU’RE IN CONTROL
Organizations have complete control of their data, applications, and infrastructure with private cloud – making it easier to manage and update them as needed.
With a private cloud, you can design and implement solutions that meet your business needs.
Implementing a private cloud can be cost-effective for your business in the long run as it reduces hardware and software requirements.
how private cloud mitigates security risks
Advanced Encryption Technologies
By using advanced encryption technologies, private cloud environments are able to ensure secure and confidential communication and data transfer. Your data is encrypted in transit and at rest, minimizing the risk of malicious activity and data theft.
Robust Firewall & Network Security
Private cloud will deliver advanced firewall and network security capabilities that allow businesses to deploy more granular access control and threat detection systems. This enhanced security reduces the risk of data breaches, malware attacks, ransomware attacks, and other cyber threats.
Audits, Authentication, and Access
Regular security audits greatly enhance the ability to uncover and address potential vulnerabilities in your private cloud. More than audits are needed to ensure the best possible security; robust authentication and access controls should be instituted to limit the risk of unauthorized access to your private cloud.
24/7 Monitoring and Support
With 24/7 monitoring and support, you can be assured that security threats and vulnerabilities are quickly identified and resolved in real time. This advanced service is critical to help minimize the risk of downtime, data loss, and financial impact.
STEPS TO CONSIDER WHEN MOVING TO A PRIVATE CLOUD
Before you implement private cloud, you should be able to identify the requirements that will be used to design and deploy the private cloud environment. This includes considering the infrastructure needed, applications/software, and what data the cloud will support.
SELECT A PROVIDER
After you have identified the requirements for a private cloud, it is time to select a provider specializing in private cloud services carefully. Key factors to consider are the ability to guide and help set up the environment (don’t be left hanging), level of support, expertise, data center locations/quality, credibility, and reliability.
DESIGN AND DEPLOY
After carefully considering and selecting a provider for your private cloud, it’s important to work closely with their team to design and customize the ideal solution that meets your business needs. Once this process is complete, thoroughly test your new private cloud and make any necessary adjustments with the help of your cloud provider team.
WHO SHOULD USE PRIVATE CLOUD?
There’s no “right” industry for private cloud services. Essentially, any business looking for very tight security and control over the systems should utilize a private cloud environment. Compliance-focused organizations such as those in healthcare, law, finance, and government benefit from rigorous security controls, while those in e-commerce and retail enjoy the advantages of dedicated, flexible resources. Put simply, if you’re considering the cloud, private cloud is an ideal environment and will work for you.
WE’LL DO THE HEAVY LIFTING
Don’t have the expertise or time to figure out your private cloud environment? Let Colohouse assist you! Schedule a consultation with our engineers today to explore the benefits of our private cloud services. We’ll plan the ideal environment, giving you control to run and grow your business.