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Understanding the Differences in Private Clouds – A Video Explanation

May 29th, 2012 by - 4,360 views

When it comes to cloud computing, you have a variety of choices to make should you decide that you want the cloud powering your products and services. Do you go for a Cloud Application or traverse down the Cloud Pyramid to a Platform or Cloud Infrastructure service? Each layer represents different strengths and weaknesses in terms of control, breadth and depth of service and cost. Obviously, you should choose the solution that is both the most flexible and cost effective to suit your business or application needs. But sometimes the choices can simply be daunting. We are here to help – it’s important to choose a cloud partner and not simply a provider.

To add more complexity to the mix, there are now a few choices for Private Cloud deployments and implementations and yes, private clouds are hot right now. Why would you want a private cloud in the first place? Perhaps your organization deals with confidential data or needs to meet some compliance requirements. Or does your company have requirements the dictate limited or no public Internet access? Perhaps your corporation is looking to roll out cloud infrastructure for various divisions and needs to control cloud sprawl and renegade cloud “purchases?”

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To make things simple, there are really two choices for a private cloud: do-it-yourself in-house OR use a managed solution. There are some pretty clear differences between the two but instead of me listing them out, sit back and watch this 4 minute video to help explain the differences:

Did that help? Want to learn more? We have more information and additional resources over at PrivateCloud.GoGrid.com including:

  • Private cloud product information
  • A Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Report
  • A cloud computing whitepaper – “Skydiving through the Clouds”
  • A private cloud case study – “Reduce Time to Market with Private Cloud”
  • A private cloud webinar with James Staten of Forrester

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We also currently have 3 Private Cloud solutions available to meet your business needs:

Basic Private Cloud Solution:

  • 2 compute nodes (approximately 130 x 1 GB VMs per node)
  • 1 Cisco 5510 ASA firewall
  • 1 private switch
  • Access to Public Cloud storage resources
  • 5 GoGrid user accounts
  • (Optional) load balancing
  • (Optional) dedicated servers
  • Free set up
  • Up to 2 hours of customer on-boarding/training

Standard Private Cloud Solution:

  • 4 compute nodes (approximately 130 x 1 GB VMs per node)
  • 2 Cisco 5510 ASA firewalls
  • 1 private switch
  • Access to Public Cloud storage resources
  • 10 GoGrid user accounts
  • (Optional) load balancing
  • 2 Advanced dedicated servers
  • Free set up
  • Up to 2 hours of customer on-boarding/training

Enterprise Private Cloud Solution:

  • 10 compute nodes (approximately 130 x 1 GB VMs per node)
  • 2 Cisco 5510 ASA firewalls
  • 1 private switch
  • Access to Public Cloud storage resources
  • 50 GoGrid user accounts
  • (Optional) load balancing
  • 2 Ultra dedicated servers
  • Free set up
  • Up to 2 hours of customer on-boarding/training

You can get more information including pricing and other features and benefits on this page.

So, the choice are there – do-it-yourself at a higher financial and human capital expense, or let GoGrid take the pain out of setting up and managing your Private Cloud.

Quick Private Cloud Poll

And here is a quick quiz (assuming that you watched the video above):

Which Private Cloud solution is considered a “false cloud?”

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That was easy, right?

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, formerly the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, is a recognized technology, social media, and cloud computing pundit and blogger who writes regularly about technology news and trends.

One Response to “Understanding the Differences in Private Clouds – A Video Explanation”

  1. Yasmin says:

    It´s an amazing post!
    Thank you very much for sharing it.

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