The private cloud is an infrastructure that businesses usually host either in-house or remotely through a managed provider. This cloud system is managed and maintained by either in-house technicians, or by outsourced IT professionals like Aspire. Either way, you need someone who has the skills to maintain your new cloud solution, and this depends on how much control you want over your cloud. This is the main idea behind going with a private cloud; you get more responsibility, but you achieve far greater control than you would if you were to take advantage of the public cloud.
Without further ado, here are three questions to consider before committing to a private cloud solution.
Can Your In-House Staff Handle It?
Before implementing a private cloud solution, you should be absolutely certain that you have personnel on-hand that are ready to take on the responsibility. Integrating and maintaining a private cloud solution is knowledge-intensive, and you’ll need dedicated technicians available to handle your in-house cloud demands. If you’re not sure whether or not your team has the time or skills necessary for such an implementation, you can still take advantage of a private cloud. Aspire can host and maintain your cloud solution for you, and our technicians are more than happy to help you with any of your cloud computing needs.
Is Data Security a Top Priority?
A good business owner should realize that their data’s security is a top priority, and it’s one of the biggest points of contention when choosing your cloud infrastructure. Compared to the public cloud, which is hosted and maintained by the provider, the average business owner who utilizes a private cloud has the freedom to integrate secondary security measures if they so desire. Even though the public cloud is relatively secure (or at least it’s expected to be), this plays into the fact that a business needs more control over security than the typical Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive user.
How Much Control Do You Need?
Data control is another pivotal pain point that the business owner needs to consider before implementing a cloud solution. Having so much control over your data is a good thing, but only if you’re absolutely sure that you need to have complete and total control. By hosting your data in-house, you can know with certainty that it’s in your hands, rather than in the hands of some third-party cloud provider.
If any of these pain points seems to be an issue for your organization, you should know that a hybrid cloud solution presents many of the same benefits of a private cloud without sacrificing functionality. As reported by Processor magazine, “It’s also safe to assume that hybrid cloud environments will advance as both private cloud infrastructure and public cloud offerings share the market.” You can invest in a hybrid cloud with confidence, knowing that your organization’s infrastructure will be solid for years to come.
Today’s cloud computing technology shouldn’t be daunting, especially with experts like Aspire standing at your side. To discuss how your organization can fully leverage your business technology solutions, give us a call at (469) 7-ASPIRE.