Cloud Computing with Private Clouds
For many companies the path to cloud computing leads to private cloud computing implementation. Private Clouds are similar to their public counterparts but instead of having your cloud infrastructure delivered to you by a service provider you build and maintain your own clouds.
Private cloud computing turns infrastructure resources into a single compute “cloud” and enables the key benefits of cloud computing:
- Self-Service - With a private cloud you can separate your critical IT infrastructure from the rest of your IT and allow certain staff members to deploy servers without having to deal with the complicated infrastructure.
- Polled Resources - In a private cloud, your key resources—compute, storage, and networking—are pooled and abstracted into units that enable you to dynamically provision and scale applications and resources.
- Elastic - With private clouds you can expand your server and storage infrastructure within minutes. You do not have to wait for servers to be purchased and implemented. You just provision as needed, scale up or down within minutes.
- Usage Based and Charge Back - Private cloud’s usage can be metered so your IT staff can report on what IT resources are being used by department or by business unit. This allows your company to accurately allocate IT expenses to the appropriate business units.