Storcom’s private cloud means private flexibility
Get the agility, scalability, and efficiency of the public cloud with the better levels of control and increased security with a single-tenant, dedicated environment. This IT solution can be hosted on-prem at your own data center or at Storcom’s T3 data center.
Protect your cloud with Storcom’s dedicated single-tenant security solutions. Securely connect your environments using an encrypted VPN tunnel or by completely bypassing the internet.
Size your dedicated environment based on your average capacity requirements, and use a pay-as-you-go cloud to handle peak traffic needs.
Reap the benefits of enhanced security in dedicated and physically-isolated network, storage, and compute layers.
Storcom’s Private Cloud Solution Provides:
Deliver features faster to your users with on-demand, self-service access to Storcom’s risk-free IT infrastructure
Customize the compute, storage, and networking components to best suit your company’s needs: nothing more, nothing less
Get performance advantages over public cloud offerings along with dedicated resources for your organization.
Storcom’s data center that has provided 100% availability since its opening in October of 2008. We partner with Tier 1 backbone providers to create a highly resilient environment of enterprise-grade infrastructure managed by networking and data center specialists. Storcom proactively monitors network performance to maximize performance and minimize latency. We provide multi-carrier network route options and a number of direct route options to your facility, remote sites, and private cloud.
Public/Private Cloud Migration Strategy for Chicago-based Logistics Company.
Managed Secure Private Cloud for Chicago-based Non-Profit Financial Investment Firm Within Storcom’s Data Center.
Managed a Secure Private Cloud as well as Public Cloud Resources for an Illinois-based Specialty Auto Insurance Company Writing Policies in 5 States.
Managed Microsoft Azure Cloud Resources and File Shares for Chicago-based Law Firm Specializing in Aviation Law.
Storcom is a wonderful resource to cut through red tape in order for our customers to evolve into a private cloud computing environment.
Storcom understands that adhering to data regulations are a major pain point for our clients, so we can ensure that your private cloud setup will comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Storcom wants to enable your data and applications to be where you want, when you want to use them.
The definition of a “private cloud” is computing services that are offered either over the Internet or a private internal network that is only available to select users instead of the general public. The private cloud, also known as an “internal” or “corporate cloud,” gives companies many of the benefits of the public cloud (self-service, scalability, and flexibility) with the additional control and customization from dedicated IT resources over a computing infrastructure that is hosted on-premise or in a data center of an IT solutions provider.
Additionally, private clouds deliver a much higher level of security and privacy through company firewalls and internal hosting to ensure operations and critical data are not accessible to third-parties.
There are two models for cloud services can be delivered in a private cloud. The first is “infrastructure as a service (IaaS)” where a company uses infrastructure resources like compute, network, and storage-as-a-service (STaaS). The second is “platform as a service (PaaS)” where companies deliver everything from cloud-based applications to enterprise applications.
Learn more about private cloud solutions with Storcom’s comprehensive library of definitions and Frequently Asked Questions.
The main benefits of public cloud platform are:
Creating a hybrid cloud migration strategy as part of your IT infrastructure is your first step to mitigating hybrid cloud migration challenges. Not all public clouds are created equal, so it is important to decide which public cloud provider is best for your organization. Having a strong grasp on your data and processes will help enable your cloud integration to go more smoothly.
Also, it is important to note that the majority of successful cloud migrations aren’t typically completed in a single effort or project. It is wise to implement smaller projects with the end goal of a hybrid environment. Your company may benefit from building a limited hybrid cloud model in order to support specific workloads, and then build out additional services as your efforts in a hybrid cloud initiative show the benefits and value to your business and stakeholders.
Private networks are costly to build, maintain, and expand. As a result, they limit a company’s agility to take advantage of new technologies and opportunities. Hybrid clouds enables companies to reap the benefits of both a public and private cloud. Business-critical data, applications, and operations can remain in a private cloud environment and the power of cloud computing can be leveraged in a public cloud environment. Public cloud computing resources increases a business’ scalability and agility by facilitating the ability to develop new applications and also run analytics that would have been beyond the scope of a smaller organization with only a few servers to utilize. Hybrid clouds level the playing fields for companies of all sizes to compete with competitors who are more established since rapid growth is now possible.
Security in a hybrid cloud model is increased when organizations leverage both the security of a private cloud and the speed and services of a private cloud. Although public cloud providers go to great lengths to protect the data of their clients, a public cloud is inherently more open and vulnerable than a private cloud or internal networks. This makes organizations more susceptible to cyber and ransomware attacks and other forms of data leakage. Occasionally, a public cloud is just too risky for some companies. A hybrid cloud model makes more sense in these cases since data can be protected in a private cloud and a public cloud can be used for power and resources.
A major advantage of hybrid cloud architecture is speed. While a multi-cloud or purely public cloud environment might be inherently faster than a hybrid cloud environment, IT staff is able to reduce latency and can optimize their network to make sure data is where it needs to be.
Hybrid cloud environments leverage edge computing architectures to further increase speed and locate crucial data and applications for its end users. Private portions of a hybrid cloud can be configured to be more purpose built to maximize resources and enable users to work faster and ultimately be more productive. Organizations can offload non-critical operations to a public cloud and configure their network to handle solely critical traffic.
A key benefit of a hybrid cloud solution is increased control for IT personnel. Companies are able to customize their private data and applications to a hybrid cloud architecture model in order to adjust their IT infrastructure to their needs. Increased control post-hybrid cloud migration is achieved when internal IT staff retains the ability to manage critical operations and IT infrastructure like servers and hardware.
Having control over IT assets in a responsive hybrid cloud architecture model is advantageous for organizations who want responsiveness in their cloud environments. Today’s fast-changing IT landscape has companies making changes frequently and adjusting and reconfiguring their cloud environments. Vital data assets need to be protected during those changes in order to have minimal disruption. Companies also need to be prepared to changes in their cloud provider’s SLAs and sudden loss of services.
Put simply, a “hybrid cloud” is a cloud computing strategy which enables companies to combine different cloud environments that are connected to each other. These cloud environments can be private or public clouds or virtualized infrastructures.
Hybrid clouds are configured to operate independently of each other and data that is shared across the communication channels is highly encrypted. Hybrid clouds are incredibly stable since a company’s critical data and workloads are stored in the private cloud.
The private cloud is extremely secure; however, data stored in a private cloud will likely still have to be transmitted into the public cloud in order to run analytics, processes, and applications, so extensive encryption needs to be implemented in order to keep data as secure as possible. IT staff still retains control of the structure of the public cloud; therefore, access to the data must be managed and strict protocols should be implemented on how those critical assets are managed.
Companies gain flexibility, control of benefits, guaranteed availability of resources, exceptionally strong security and regulatory compliance, and cost savings when utilizing a private cloud. Storcom’s private cloud leverages best-in-breed technology to ensure that your critical data is accessible whenever and wherever you need it.
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