Private Cloud Project: Top Considerations You Need To Know

This article looks at the important things to consider before starting your private cloud project.

A private cloud project remains within the corporate firewall, under the control of a company’s IT department. Companies typically initiate a private cloud project to enable IT infrastructure to become more capable of adapting to evolving business needs and requirements.

By creating a private cloud strategy, the resulting cloud will deliver automatic, scalable server virtualization, providing the benefits of automated provision of resources and the optimal use of hardware within the IT infrastructure.

Recommended Reading: Private Cloud Project Center.

Three Considerations For Your Private Cloud Project

This private cloud deployment article, courtesy of Datamation looks at six important things to consider before starting your Private Cloud Project. Here’s three to get you started:

1. Private Cloud Project Security Considerations

The first and most widely publicized private cloud concern is security. In the enterprise there is typically a data segmentation system that dictates who has access to what information, so security access is handled on a need- to-know basis. While this might imply that there is a lack of trust between business units this is actually a basic tenet of security — the less people that have access to sensitive data, the better. Internal network and security staff must be well versed in securing both hosted and bare-metal virtualization.

2. Evaluate Network and Application Performance

Depending on where data resides (e.g. on a virtualized server in Europe, versus one in the U.S.) end users will experience different application performance levels. Before deploying a private cloud, an organization must first decide on the best location for the data.

3. Consider Private Cloud Project Legal Agreements

Similar to what you might find in terms of agreements between an organization and a public cloud vendor, there are also often agreements set up between business units and IT departments internally. This exists not only in the cloud space, but sometimes in the provisioning of hard disk space, bandwidth or other network resources. In order to ensure a set level of service, various types of service level agreements (SLAs) are implemented. This will ensure that expectations for service delivery are established and agreed to by all involved parties.

Learn more about private cloud deployment on Datamation.

This article was originally published on November 27, 2012

Webopedia Staff
Webopedia Staff
Since 1995, more than 100 tech experts and researchers have kept Webopedia’s definitions, articles, and study guides up to date. For more information on current editorial staff, please visit our About page.

Top Articles

List of Windows Operating System Versions & History [In Order]

The Windows operating system (Windows OS) refers to a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft Corporation. We look at the history of Windows...

How to Create a Website Shortcut on Your Desktop

Website Shortcut on Your Desktop reviewed by Web Webster   This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a website shortcut on your desktop using...

What are the Five Generations of Computers? (1st to 5th)

Reviewed by Web Webster Each generation of computer has brought significant advances in speed and power to computing tasks. Learn about each of the...

Hotmail [Outlook] Email Accounts

Launched in 1996, Hotmail was one of the first public webmail services that could be accessed from any web browser. At its peak in...

Alibaba Group

Alibaba Group is an international technology company with a deep portfolio of companies...

List of macOS Versions...

Apple's macOS (also known as Mac OS X or simply OS X) operating...

Top Web Application Firewall...

Web application firewalls (WAF) help enterprises neutralize common website attacks and breaches, protecting...