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March 21, 2017

3 Signs It's Time to Move to a Private Cloud

 

Cloud computing has changed the IT landscape. Companies and agencies can now right-fit their IT solution to meet their current data needs, while enjoying the ability to scale rapidly. Cloud computing has also enabled IT decision makers to better balance how they sustain legacy applications while investing in cutting-edge technology.

As you move more data and applications to the cloud, it is important to understand the distinctions between public and private solutions. With the public cloud, your organization utilizes a piece of an existing cloud architecture and relies on shared resources. This is often a very economical choice for IT decision makers, as it works as a pay-as-you-go model. Some of the most recognizable public clouds are Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud, which are utilized by a variety of organization with a broad array of IT needs. An important thing to remember is that public cloud solutions offer accessibility over a public network like the internet.

While the public cloud is the right choice for many organizations, your evolving IT needs may require more advanced customization, security and control as well as dedicated networking. The private cloud allows you to utilize a proprietary, single-tenant architecture that is dedicated to your organization.

You may be exploring whether it is right to move some or all of your data and applications to the private cloud. Below are three key reasons to make the move:

1. You need to minimize risk exposure for mission-critical applications.

Some data and applications are more vulnerable (and more valuable) than others. Because a public cloud solution utilizes public networking and shared physical resources, your attack surface is greater. This may not be a concern for non-essential applications like email and customer relationship management software. However, more essential IT components that enable your day-to-day operations may belong in a private cloud environment. 

2. Your legacy applications experience issues in the public cloud.

Almost every IT department is operating one (if not several) legacy applications. These aging applications are often vital to business operations, but some of these workloads face performance issues. If you are ready to move a legacy application out of your on-premise facility and into the cloud, a private cloud may be the right solution. These clouds are customizable and can be fitted to meet the needs of your legacy systems.

3. You are subject to advanced compliance regulations and require customized levels of control and security.

The private cloud offers the most advanced security posture, because as the only tenant, you can build a custom compliance strategy that meets your specific compliance needs, from FedRAMP to HIPAA. Also, since you own the infrastructure and software, you can have maximum visibility and control. This is key when your in-house team needs to play a significant role in the day-to-day operation and management.

Take advantage of special pricing and terms now during the QTS Private Cloud Sales Event. We’re eliminating the financial constraints associated with migrating to a private cloud with no setup costs, no bandwidth overages and no payments for three months. Click here to get a quote today or call 877.QTS.DATA to learn more about QTS Private Cloud.

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