Private Cloud Details
What is a “Private” Cloud?
Compare our Managed Public and Private Cloud solutions.
In our Managed Public Cloud model, we provide access to the infrastructure as well as services for monitoring and managing the operating system, applications and middle-ware. In this model the cloud infrastructure is hosted in our data centers and the networking, storage and compute resources can potentially be shared among multiple subscribers as a multi-tenant environment.
In our Managed Private Cloud, the infrastructure is not shared. This is also known as “single-tenant” or “dedicated” cloud. Access to the dedicated cloud is limited to an organization and implemented for a defined set of internal users. However, from the end-user perspective, the services are similar or identical to those hosted in a public cloud. In our dedicated cloud, we offer the same level of Worry-Free Experience™ that you get in our shared environment, plus an assigned Strategic Client Services Manager and the centralized management though our proprietary control panel, HostPilot®.
In the following table you can see the main differences between our Managed Public Cloud (shared environment) and our Managed Private Cloud (dedicated environment).
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Is a Private Cloud Right for You?
A private cloud is not for everyone. In fact, in many cases, it can be the wrong decision. To help you understand your needs, we’ve assembled the four most important questions you can ask yourself to determine if having a dedicated cloud is good for your company.
1. Do you need to integrate your cloud with internally-used business applications?
If you need customized integration between your Matrix Communications services and your business applications, you can get this done with Matrix Communications’ Private Cloud. We provide integrations with cloud-based or on-premises business applications like Mobile Device Management solutions, custom SharePoint installations, unified messaging systems, and content archiving systems, among many others.
2. Do you need some kind of customization in your cloud environment?
Here are some customization examples that are only available in a dedicated cloud: IP-address restrictions, IPsec VPN connectivity, MPLS/peering available, in-line security appliances, collocated equipment or customized tape rotation.
3. Do you need to roll out new services and capabilities in a more agile way?
Agility and speed is one of the main drivers in Private Cloud adoption. Consider having a dedicated cloud if you’re looking to scale quickly, turn on and off services with a low barrier to entry, enable new capabilities, test and experiment with new solutions.
4. Do you need data replication across multiple datacenters?
Private Cloud from Matrix Communications provides options for replication in one or two datacenters and supports your disaster recovery plan. This is not available in a public cloud environment.
If you answered “no” to the questions above, then a private cloud may not be right for you. However, if you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, then it is indeed worth pursuing.