On-demand private cloud may be the solution you’ve been looking for

The public cloud offers many enticing benefits to enterprise customers. It can be hard to resist the allure of scalability, security, and performance, not to mention the elimination of massive capital expenditure. Countless companies have flocked to the public cloud and never looked back.

Yet for some, benefits that sounded enticing on paper may prove elusive in practice. Indeed, the advantages of the public cloud are not available everywhere and synonymous for everyone. The reality is that while the public cloud works incredibly well for many enterprise customers, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.

However, that doesn’t mean that the public cloud pay-as-you-go pricing model can’t work in a private cloud scenario. If you’re looking for the pricing and scalability of public cloud, an on-demand private cloud may be the answer.

The public cloud has transformed the business and can be an incredibly cost-effective option, especially when it comes to replacing a data center full of end-of-life equipment (or even eliminating the data center itself). same). The public cloud alleviates the massive capital and operating expenses associated with managing a data center and the equipment it houses and spreads the costs in a pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-go model. use. Organizations can scale quickly and decommission workloads they don’t need, all without the cost and headaches of on-premises infrastructure.

At the same time, the benefits and suitability vary based on each company’s needs, challenges, processes, and infrastructure.

Possible unforeseen costs

It can be difficult to predict public cloud costs. For example, we know that, on the whole, putting data in the cloud is not the problem. Extracting this data is where the costs can add up. These costs can be difficult to estimate because needs can fluctuate from month to month or season to season.

Additionally, well-meaning organizations like the idea of ​​scalability and the ability to turn off unnecessary workloads. The problem is that they often lack the process and discipline to proactively manage these resources, and usage volumes and their associated costs can explode quickly.

Then there is shadow computing. Monitoring unauthorized applications and workloads in the public cloud is difficult, and their associated usage costs (and risks) can add up.

Potentially unknown architectures

Public cloud providers have developed excellent solutions for securing data and ensuring compliance. However, cloud architecture differs from traditional on-premises infrastructure, and the skills required to support these environments vary widely.

Migrating to the public cloud fundamentally changes the security boundaries, accessibility, behaviors and skills needed to support your infrastructure. Employees who are not highly skilled in the cloud can inadvertently introduce security vulnerabilities and misconfiguration. Because the information resides in the public cloud, these risks can pose far greater threats than in a traditional on-premises infrastructure.

Impacts on application behavior

Application behavior can also be an issue, especially for non-cloud-optimized workloads or workloads that rely on decentralized edge processing. Sometimes organizations move their workloads to the public cloud, but find that as data travels, application performance drops as latency increases, as do egress charges for tape. cloud bandwidth, which negatively impacts the user experience.

Public cloud scalability and pricing in a private cloud

Fortunately, cloud-based pricing structures can exist in private data center infrastructures. Some models allow organizations to benefit from demand- and consumption-based pricing without moving to the public cloud and without the need to adopt CapEx-based private infrastructure.

Predictable, pay-as-you-go OpEx model

In the on-demand private cloud model, organizations benefit from the flexibility and future scalability of a public cloud without the CapEx expense of traditional IT infrastructure. This pay-as-you-go consumption model works well for organizations that understand their future scaling needs but don’t want to incur capital expenditures. Costs are predictable. Additionally, organizations have better visibility into resource usage, which can be more difficult in the public cloud.

Familiar on-premises architectures

As mentioned, the skills required to support public cloud architectures differ from those required to support on-premises architectures. By deploying a private cloud architecture, the business can take advantage of traditional security architectures, which can better align with an organization’s culture and available skills.

Predictable application performance

Finally, in an on-demand private cloud, there is no need to move apps, no need to refactor apps to be cloud-native, and no risk of unwanted behaviors popping up unexpectedly. You don’t have to worry about how your migration to the public cloud will impact application performance.

GDT provides on-demand private cloud solutions on HPE GreenLake

Whether your organization is considering a move from the public cloud to a private cloud or embracing scalability and pay-as-you-go in a private cloud model, GDT has experts who can help you assess your needs and design the solution. tailored to your business.

Benefit HPE Green Lake, GDT can provide an on-demand private cloud architecture specifically designed to meet your current and future needs. GDT has some of the world’s most experienced cloud, data center and hybrid multi-cloud experts. Whether you are looking to move to a private, public or hybrid multi-cloud, GDT has the experience and expertise to ensure a successful journey.

Call us today and we can discuss how to design a state-of-the-art solution to meet your specific business needs.

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