The use of local access network (LAN) has become the traditional way of ensuring security of the data and transactions in the organization. The concept of Private Cloud has been infused in today’s business centres where privacy of data has become the most important concern.
The use of local access network (LAN) has become the traditional way of ensuring security of the
data and transactions in the organization. The concept of Private Cloud has been infused in
today’s business centres where privacy of data has become the most important concern.
Understanding the concept of private cloud
It is a process of cloud computing which involves a secured cloud based network for the use of
specific clients under its network. It is a virtual environment for the use of single organization
where the organization can maintain greater control in terms of privacy.
Unlike public cloud the private cloud is not open for the public at large and thus it is apt for any
organization to provide a higher degree of privacy and secured network. The accesses of this
network by external clients are restricted by the organization’s firewall. This is extremely
suitable for the companies dealing with financial transactions where the data and information
are very sensitive.
Some of the key features and benefits of private clouds are:
High security and privacy: Unlike public clouds the private cloud are not prone to external users
thus providing a greater degree of security and privacy. The access is restricted to connections
made from other than one organisation’s firewall.
Reliability: The more is the security more is the reliability and credibility. Thus the
network operates in virtual environment and thus there is no scope of physical
infrastructure which in turn reduces the probability of interference of any third party
into the system. Even partition in the network is done virtually which makes the
complete system credible and reliable.
Self Control: As it is accessible by a single enterprise, the said enterprise has a greater
say on its control over its configuration and management.
Cost effective: The control over the cloud lies on the single organization and thus its
expansion and configuration is done as per the demand of the organization. Apart from
cost saving it also reduces the organization’s carbon foot print.
Cloud bursting: It is not always necessary to keep all the information and data under a
highly secured system. Thus the data which are less sensitive are routed to the public
cloud. This clears the space under the private cloud which can be used for the sensitive
information. This system is termed as cloud bursting. It is also possible to form a hybrid
cloud by integrating the public and private cloud and less sensitive information can be