Pros and Cons of the Private Cloud
Despite improvements, it’s difficult to track and safeguard data in the public cloud with the wealth of collaboration, storage and sharing occurring there. The private cloud is created for a single organization, thus increasing protection.
Increased security has been known to keep mobile users from connecting to needed business functions in the private cloud.
The private cloud offers more customized control with respect to maintaining data and infrastructure, including server operations.
The private cloud is not considered as scalable as the public cloud, so if demand spikes for a particular service at a particular time, your IT department may fall short.
The private cloud acts much like the public cloud in terms of delivering “IT as a Service,” reducing costs and helping users work smarter, faster and better:
Initial investments in a private cloud will typically cost more than the public version because of all the set-up involved.
Because the private cloud is yours and yours alone, you’ll gain a better understanding of who needs what—and when.
Given that a public cloud is hosted off site, the provider is responsible for server availability. If your private cloud server crashes, your IT employees need to fix it.
With a private cloud, workers can take advantage of an organization’s business apps on a 24/7 basis.
While private cloud offers app advantages, you’ll find even more in the public space.