Public or Private Cloud?
Most people when they think of cloud hosting are thinking of public clouds where the service provider has a single (or multiple) large scale infrastructure and all customer resources are shared.
Public clouds are fantastic for lots of applications and we at Secura Hosting Ltd absolutely love public cloud hosting. However for organisations public clouds are often a step too far in terms of losing control of their IT and many worry about the security of public clouds. For these organisations a Private Cloud can be the way forward.
With a private cloud your cloud infrastructure (the underlying server hardware and in many cases the storage infrastructure) are private and isolated from the service providers other hosted assets. You will often find that these private clouds are behind dedicated high availability Firewalls and Load Balancers and in many cases reside on dedicated switching infrastructure.
In a nutshell you can think of private clouds as your own cloud hosting platform whereby you can add and remove virtual machines at will through a web based control panel or API just as you would with a public cloud but with added security in the form of isolation from other customers. One of the main reasons companies moved from shared to dedicated hosting over the last decade was in order to ensure they wouldn’t be affected by the service providers other customers and this is one of the reasons that companies choose private clouds instead (or in addition to) public cloud hosting.
Here at Secura Hosting Ltd we run a public cloud based on the OnApp cloud platform but we also design, build and host private clouds for many of our customers. For more information please call our friendly team on 0207 183 2540 or email us at email@example.com. Alternatively contact us via our online form.