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Why Private Cloud Should Be Your First Cloud Decision


If you are just beginning your course to the cloud, then you are not alone. According to a recent study, about 30 percent of the enterprise market has adopted cloud computing applications.1  

privateclouddots.PNGEmbarking on your journey to the cloud can be daunting. Do you choose public cloud to free up IT resources? Is private cloud the better route to maintain data security? What about hybrid cloud?

These are all important questions. Today, we are going to focus on private cloud and why it is a great launch pad for the rest of your time in the cloud.

You Can Practice in Private

For some enterprise customers, moving all data and apps to the public cloud feels a bit like handing over the keys to the castle. Instead of data living on premises, it travels across several points between the customer and the cloud. Data is also governed by third-party policies rather than a proprietary set of guidelines.

But with private cloud, you get the public cloud experience without compromising sensitive apps and data. You can move workloads from on-premises IT infrastructure to the private cloud to scale resources up or down. Your teams can speed up the development of applications and testing. And you can also control data access and storage on your own terms.

Private cloud helps you prepare for the public cloud, and you can experiment with cloud applications in a controlled environment…yours.

You Can Scale Resources Faster – and Cheaper

While today’s public cloud services make it easy to scale resources up and down, the private cloud makes it even easier. This is because you always have the resources you need at your disposal, rather than relying on what is available at that moment through the public cloud.

Private cloud applications also enable you to scale resources more affordably. So if your website suddenly experiences a spike in traffic, for example, there is no rush to increase your public cloud bandwidth and pay more than the going rate. You already have the private cloud and server to accommodate the increased load.

Moving to the cloud is an exciting opportunity to accelerate your business operations, stay competitive, and spend less while getting more done. It is also a chance to get ahead of the 70 percent of enterprise customers who have yet to engage the technology.

Take Control with Private Cloud

Begin your cloud course with the award-winning HPE Helion CloudSystem Enterprise. Forrester named Hewlett Packard Enterprise a “Leader” in The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Software Suites, Q1 2016.

Already have AWS but want a private cloud?

HPE Helion Eucalyptus is private cloud for AWS public cloud users. Get Eucalyptus FastStart to build a private cloud on your own machine in under 10 minutes.

1The Crowded Cloud: The Impact of Platform on Multi-vendor Cloud Implementations. Report. thinkJar, LLC and Beagle Research Group, LLC. 2015.

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I manage the HPE Helion social media and website teams promoting the enterprise cloud solutions at HPE for hybrid, public, and private clouds. I was previously at Dell promoting their Cloud solutions and was the open source community manager for OpenStack and at Rackspace and Citrix Systems. While at Citrix Systems, I founded the Citrix Developer Network, developed global alliance and licensing programs, and even once added audio to the DOS ICA client with assembler. Follow me at @SpectorID

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