Understanding what dedicated private cloud solutions are
Dedicated private cloud is, understandably, an offshoot of the larger cloud computing model. However, it is different from the ‘regular’ cloud because a single tenant or organisation has exclusive access to a set of computing resources, including servers, storage, and networking infrastructure. This model is often used by businesses that require a high level of customization and control over their computing environments, as it enables them to tailor their infrastructure to their specific needs. In a dedicated private cloud environment, a business’ computing resources are not shared with other organisations, which ensures that the performance and security of the environment are not impacted by other tenants.
Benefits of a dedicated private cloud
Customisation & control
Businesses can fine-tune their infrastructure to meet their specific needs, and can easily scale their resources up or down as their requirements change. Additionally, because the environment is not shared with other tenants, there is more control over security and compliance, which is particularly important for businesses that need to handle sensitive data.
Because the resources are dedicated to a single tenant, there is less risk of performance issues or downtime caused by other tenants. This makes it an ideal solution for businesses that require high availability and uptime for their critical applications and services too.
How dedicated private cloud differs from public cloud and hybrid cloud
Public cloud solutions, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, are multi-tenant environments in which computing resources are shared between multiple customers. This model offers a high level of scalability and flexibility, but can be less secure and reliable than a dedicated private cloud. Hybrid cloud solutions, on the other hand, combine elements of both public and private cloud, allowing businesses to take advantage of the benefits of both models in the ways that suit them best.
The importance of security in dedicated private cloud solutions
Security is a critical consideration for any cloud-based solution, but it is particularly important for dedicated private cloud. Because the resources in such an environment are not shared with other tenants, they grant you more control over matters such as security and compliance. However, this also means that the responsibility for security falls entirely on the business, so when you’re looking for a private cloud solution it’s important to work with a provider that offers robust security features, and has a strong track record of compliance.
Some of the key security features to look for in a dedicated private cloud provider include firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, data encryption, and regular security audits. Additionally, it’s important to ensure that the provider has a clear security policy, and a well-defined and robust process for handling security incidents.
Additional factors to consider when choosing a dedicated private cloud solution
One of the key benefits of cloud computing is its scalability, so it’s important to choose a provider that can easily scale your infrastructure up or down as your needs change. This is particularly important for businesses that experience seasonal spikes in demand, or who are planning ahead for future growth.
As we mentioned above, security is a critical consideration for any computing cloud, but it is particularly important for this type of cloud-based solution. When selecting a provider therefore, you should be looking for one that offers robust security features, and which has a strong history of compliance with any current security regulations that your country or company may be required to comply with.
Because dedicated private cloud environments are highly customised, it’s important to work with a provider that offers strong support and can help you troubleshoot any issues that arise. Look for a provider like TouchstoneFMS – someone that offers a 24/7 support service, and has a team of experienced engineers available to assist you.
Dedicated private cloud options can cost more than hybrid or public cloud alternatives. The scale of your setting, the degree of customization needed, and the pricing plan you select are just a few of the variables that can affect the cost of your infrastructure.
It’s crucial to take a comprehensive approach that accounts for both the one-time prices and continuing expenses when estimating the cost of a dedicated and private cloud-based solution. Finding a supplier who provides transparent pricing and can assist you in cost optimization over time will also be beneficial.
Best practices for managing and monitoring your setup
Once you have chosen a dedicated private cloud provider and your solution is up and running, it’s important to follow best practices for managing and monitoring your infrastructure to ensure that it stays in good working order. In the professional opinion of the TouchstoneFMS team, some key best practices include:
1. Regularly monitoring performance and usage
By regularly monitoring performance and usage, you can easily identify areas where you may need to scale your resources or optimise your infrastructure. This information and intelligence can help you avoid potential performance issues – or even worse, downtime – later on.
2. Automating as much as you possibly can
Automating routine tasks such as backups and updates can help you free up more time amongst your workforce, and reduce the risk of human error at the same time. That being the case, it’s smart to look for a provider that offers automation tools and can help you streamline your operations.
3. Implementing (or at least preparing) a disaster recovery plan
Because dedicated private cloud environments are often used for critical applications and services, it’s important to have a disaster recovery plan in place in case of a power outage or technical issue. Your chosen provider should work closely with you to develop a plan that meets your specific needs in this area.
4. Regularly reviewing and updating security policies
Cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving, so it’s important to review and update your security policies on a regular basis to ensure that you are protected against the latest threats. Here again, your provider should work closely with you to identify potential threats, or areas where you can improve your security posture and the measures you’re taking.
Conclusion – why you should choose TouchstoneCloud
In conclusion,a dedicated private cloud is a powerful and flexible computing model that offers a range of benefits over public cloud and hybrid cloud solutions. When choosing a company to provide such a solution, it’s important to consider factors such as scalability, security, support, and pricing.
TouchstoneFMS’ TouchstoneCloud solution is highly capable, and ready to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. TouchstoneCloud is highly scalable, secure, and backed by a team of experienced engineers who are available to provide expert around the clock support.
If you’re ready to learn more about how our dedicated private cloud solution can help your business thrive, or if you have any questions that you’d like answered, then feel free to reach out to TouchstoneFMS using the details you’ll find on our contact us page.