A Private Cloud (also known as an internal cloud or a corporate cloud) is a cloud architecture tailored to a particular business or organization.
In the case of a public cloud, a third-party service provider makes their resources (such as storage capacity and computing power) shared with multiple organizations, available on-demand to a client.
The private cloud, on the other hand, allows organizations to employ their own infrastructure.
Private cloud environment can be setup On-premises or in the cloud service provider’s hosted infrastructure
So, why would someone choose a private cloud over a public cloud?
Benefits of Using a Private Cloud
Control and efficiency
On-premises or in a third-party datacenter, which is also a privately hosted environment, private clouds can be hosted. This gives you more control over your data and infrastructure, allowing you to make changes more rapidly if necessary. By monitoring application deployment, your IT department may leverage advanced analytics to detect and mitigate bottlenecks and downtime.
Normally private clouds are deployed inside the firewall of the organization’s intranet which ensures efficiency and good network performance.
There is no such thing as a solution that fits everyone. A key advantage of private clouds is the level of customization available. Each firm has its own set of technical and business needs, which vary depending on the organization’s size, industry, and commercial goals, among other factors.
You can choose an architecture with unique storage and networking features in a private cloud, allowing the system to completely fit your personal needs.
Privacy and security
Increased security is another key benefit of private clouds over public clouds. The cloud belongs to a single client. Hence, the infrastructure and systems can be configured to provide high levels of security. All data is saved and managed on servers that are inaccessible to other businesses. This greatly improves data privacy. If the servers are on-site, they are managed by an internal IT team. As a result, the organization does not need to be concerned about the infrastructure’s physical security.
If the servers are situated in a datacenter, the data will be accessed by the same internal IT staff via highly secure networks rather than your usual, unsecured internet connection.
As previously said, all businesses must follow national and internal laws and policies. The private cloud is an ideal alternative in this instance since it may be installed according to any retention and access-control criteria.
Customer information is regarded highly sensitive user data for any organization (by law and common sense). Businesses must have extensive data control while maintaining data privacy. Accessing security logs from a public cloud, for example, may be problematic in the event of a data breach. This isn’t an issue if you have your own private cloud.
Last but not least, not everyone has access to the public cloud. In some regions of the world, the public cloud is still unavailable. Furthermore, if your organization has many global hubs, compliance rules may vary dramatically depending on the location.
Keeping the business running with Private Cloud Services
It’s more difficult to ensure company continuity if you don’t own your infrastructure. Both you and your public cloud provider want to stay in business for a long time. But what if things don’t go as planned? There’s no guarantee that your provider will last as long as you in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing corporate world. And, as we all know, technology advances at a breakneck pace.
Migrating all of your applications and data to a new cloud if your current provider goes out of business will be a lengthy and complex process. So, what’s the worst that could happen if you take a chance? With a private cloud, you have privacy, control, and the ability to ensure the continuity of your business.
Despite the fact that public cloud failures have been rare in recent years, the subsequent downtime has always caused considerable alarm and unhappiness, “freezing” websites, programs, devices, and entire organizations. For example, a recent outage at Amazon Web Services caused problems for a number of businesses, both large and small, for at least 5 hours.