We wrote in our previous articles about Cloud Hosting and Cloud Servers, Cloud Computing. Now, this is basic article on Private Cloud Solutions.
The cloud computing technology is becoming more and more important, that is why you probably has seen Adverts of Private Cloud Solutions as well.
How Private Cloud Works
Private cloud is defined as the establishment of a network based on Cloud Technology or a data center providing hosted services for a limited number of users.
Specifically, the virtualized applications on private cloud are either administered directly by the company (which manages its infrastructure alone) or pooled (a trusted provider supports some of the outsourced services). For the users of public cloud services, the underlying cloud infrastructure plays a minor role. This model is supposed to bring the benefits of cloud computing : lower cost of application virtualization in the case of a shared infrastructure; without the drawbacks.
Different Types of Private Cloud Solutions
Private Cloud can be divided in to three types:
- Exploratory cloud : Exploratory cloud is a kind of Private Cloud where cloud functionality is within an enterprise itself.
- Departmental Cloud : This is a kind of Private Cloud that is located within a company and only within a department. Google Provided VirtualBox based departmental cloud computing Platform named Megha. Megha means Cloud in Sanskrit and its derivative languages. Megha was initiated by IIT Delhi.
- Enterprise Cloud : This kind of Private Cloud’s function is quite obvious from the name : it is a Private Cloud shared by different users from different enterprises.
Who provides Private Cloud Solutions
Most of the companies who provides the facility of Private Cloud Solutions are bigger with or without special research or educational wings on Private Cloud Solutions.
Hewlett-Packard provides HP cloud system, RackSpace provides Private Cloud Solutions, Microsoft provides Microsoft Private Cloud,
Amazon offers VPC (Virtual Private Cloud).