Why have a Private Cloud?

Private Cloud solutions are an excellent option for businesses and organizations that require: complete physical isolation for security, customizable server instances, and/or a high level of flexibility in their hosting infrastructure. On a Private Cloud server you will have the entire physical server is dedicated for your use. Allowing you to utilize and partition the server in any way you require.

Often people wonder, “What’s the benefit to using Private Cloud over a regular VPS?” To answer this question we’ll dive into exactly what it is and why you might want to start using one.

What is Private Cloud?

Private Cloud services are a type of hosting where an entire physical server is dedicated to a single organization. This means that rather than using a single VPS, the organization has the full resources of the physical server to work with.

A good comparison is apartment rentals, with a Public Cloud you’re renting a single unit within the apartment building and with Private Cloud you’re renting the whole building and can then partition it into as many units as you’d like.

Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud: On a Public Cloud, you rent a single instance or unit. On a Private Cloud you rent the whole building and can divide it into as many instances as you like.

With a better picture of what a private cloud is, what are the real benefits?

Why use Private Cloud hosting?

On Private Cloud based hosting services you can benefit from having greater control over the physical resources you utilize. This can be an especially appealing benefit if your organization utilizes a number of servers, or VPS instances. In these cases you can allocate physical resources to instances any way you’d like, allowing greater customization to your exact needs.

Another huge benefit for an organization comes in the form of more flexibility. For instance if you need a temporary, specific use, sever then the Private Cloud can, potentially, provide a more cost effective solution.

The flexibility and control provided makes them a great option for Reseller hosts. It’s a great option for running essential services as you can scale your infrastructure quickly. They can also make reselling VPS instance more profitable and easier to manage. Your customers will benefit from being hosted on infrastructure dedicated to your business. It’s even compatible with our WHMCS Plugin which allows you to automate your reselling process!

In addition to greater control over physical resources, the private cloud also can provide a higher level of security. As you know in the Public Cloud you’re allocated only a single instance on a physical server; each instance being isolated and separated by multiple control mechanisms to keep things secure. While there are no huge concerns with this, for the more security minded having complete physical isolation can be a huge benefit.

Consider using Private Cloud hosting.

As we’ve covered, utilizing a Private Cloud based hosting solution can provide organizations with greater security and flexibility. In addition, this can be more cost effective than running multiple servers. By dedicating an entire physical server to your organization you can attain greater control over your hosting infrastructure. For more information please feel free to contact our Solutions team today. We are eager to assist you in finding the right solution. Our Solutions team can be reached at 1-800-580-4985 (1-517-322-0434).

You can also learn more on our Private Cloud product page where you can look over a list of our available Private Cloud servers!

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About the Author: Dan Pock

Dan Pock does Technical Writing & Marketing at Liquid Web with a background in System Administration, Public Relations, and Customer Service.

His favorite things include: his cats, Oscar Boots and Dash Nouget; experimenting with PHP; and making up recipes (or at least attempting to). You can find his coding hijinks on GitHub, where he shares most of his projects and open source work.

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