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Private Cloud for AWS: 3 Signs It’s Time for Your Own | HPE Helion



Imagine you are planning a scenic fall hike through Yosemite: you want to witness the leaves in their fleeting state of fire reds, golden yellows, and warm oranges; you want to capture the last rush of waterfalls before winter, and you can’t leave without a trek up El Capitan.

Now imagine you only have one afternoon to do all of that...



If you somehow had the technology to satisfy that kind of unthinkable timeline, then you could check off all the boxes – and in less time than ever before.

You can think of this as the premise of Amazon Web Services (AWS): to provide businesses with on-demand infrastructure services allowing them to immediately scale resources up and down. With this type of access to the cloud, businesses using AWS are able to gain a competitive edge in their industries by working more efficiently, with less capital, to speed products to market – all without compromising quality.

But now that AWS users have become more familiar with public cloud resources, they are finding themselves in situations where public cloud simply cannot meet every objective. What they really need is a private cloud for AWS, which can solve a few different issues across industries.

Let’s take a look at three scenarios where an AWS-compatible private cloud would help. 

  • 1) Data Governance

Compliance and security risks are top of mind for many enterprise organizations. They are also the most common reasons for a company to not move to the cloud, per our recent blog. Fortunately, when you have a private cloud for AWS, you can move sensitive information to your own, on premise, private cloud without impacting application code or development practices. If you are facing audit or regulatory considerations, and you currently use AWS, then it’s time to make the move to a private cloud.

  • 2) Accelerate Dev/Test 

Public cloud can give you quick access to resources, but they come at a cost. When you have a private cloud that works with AWS, you can actually do your development and testing on your own network using the functions and features you’re used to in AWS. It’s like delivering a public cloud experience in private cloud, and with it you can increase innovation and efficiency using your own resources, on your own terms.

  • 3) Increase Agility

 Keeping up with consumer demand or making rapid changes to a product can be challenging, especially if it’s difficult to allocate the proper resources. Enterprises using AWS, however, have the option to rapidly provision IT resources and manage those unexpected spikes by implementing a private cloud for AWS. The best part is, there’s no need to change application or management scripts when you do.


The Only Private Cloud Compatible with AWS

If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then it may be time for you to consider a private cloud for your organization. HPE Helion Eucalyptus is the only private cloud software that works with AWS to help you seamlessly migrate workloads and data between public and private clouds.

 For more information, head over to our section on HPE Helion Eucalyptus.

 To build your own private cloud, get the Eucalyptus FastStart download

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