Virtual Private Cloud – A Feasible Substitute to On-Premises Computing:
Public Cloud has been gaining popularity and has become the most favorable deployment model for most organizations because of its cost efficiency and flexibility. It allows a huge number of users to share the computing resources provided by their service provider and pay only for the resources they actually use. Enterprises understand these benefits but many still prefer a private environment for their workloads because of security and privacy issues and Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) helps meet that demand.
VPC is a similar idea where the enterprises use a private cloud that is a small part of the public cloud instead of owning a cloud infrastructure themselves.
The reasons behind enterprises choosing VPCs are usually the complexities in building an on-premises private cloud from scratch. A private cloud may shoot up the costs due to increased management responsibilities and smaller economies of scale. Some enterprises may not even have the infrastructure required to completely build and manage a custom private cloud within their own IT department. According to Lauren E. Nelson, a principal analyst and private infrastructure-as-a-service cloud lead at Forrester Research, 82% of enterprises with 1,000 or more employees don’t have the employee strength to build a private cloud server.
In some cases, it is because many enterprises that think are operating a private cloud are actually just running a standard virtualized environment.
Before an enterprise chooses to deploy a VPC, it should first understand how it differs from the on-premises private cloud and the benefits and trade-offs it brings with it.
- Server Setup: A virtual private cloud has a lesser number of users who have higher control over their sections of the cloud server whereas, a private cloud distributes resources across multiple physical servers.
- Location: Generally, a VPC is hosted at an off-site which is usually hosted by a third party service provider. On the other hand, an on-premises private cloud is situated at your own data center.
- Cost: A Virtual Private Cloud is vastly inexpensive and cheaper as compared to the On-Premises Private Cloud. This is basically because of the costs incurred on hardware, installation, set-up and maintenance.
Essential benefits of Virtual Private Clouds:
- Security: The data storage, network, and hardware can be designed according to the security needs of your business and cannot be accessed by clients or companies in the same building or data center.
- Compliance: Since the network and storage configuration is based around your business, it is easier to monitor the security and compliance needs of your business.
- Customization: You can completely customize the network, storage and hardware performance according to the needs of your business. You can add CPUs, RAM, and Storage as and when required.
- Cost Effectiveness: The amount of money spent on Virtual Private Cloud depends on the resources required by your business. You’ll know how much each resource costs and how much you have to pay for any additional storage, hardware or network components you require.
With the many benefits of Virtual Private Clouds, enterprises these days have started taking a path towards Hybrid Cloud and are implementing VPCs to combine cloud and on-premises computing. This way, they can make use of shared resources by keeping their workloads private and secure.
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