Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Yeshim Deniz, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan

Related Topics: @CloudExpo, Java IoT, Linux Containers, Agile Computing, @DXWorldExpo, SDN Journal

@CloudExpo: Article

Managing a Private Cloud Environment

Managing is an important point that needs to be carefully analyzed when deciding for a cloud deployment

When we are deciding between public or private cloud implementation there are some capabilities we need to take into consideration and security is one of the top ones. Other characteristics like integration with existing systems, costs and management are also important.

Looking at the management side of a cloud environment, there may be some delivery models that can be used in this arena that can bring new ways into the decision process.

Let me go over three delivery scenarios that can be selected when deploying private clouds:

  • The most traditional, and naturally the first to be analyzed, is the deployment of private cloud infrastructure in the company’s datacenter. Everything from hardware, software and management of cloud infrastructure is deployed and maintained by the company. The company must have an entire team to manage and operate it. From a cost perspective this is the most expensive deployment scenario since it requires infrastructure and people to manage it, and in some cases it may pull the company’s focus from its core business.
  • A second option is the deployment of cloud infrastructure into the company’s datacenter, but managed and operated by a third party company. This can relieve labor and tooling costs needed to manage it and keep all security aspects of a private cloud deployment inside the company’s domain.
  • A third option is the deployment of cloud infrastructure in a third party datacenter. This would be hosted, owned, managed and operated by a third party company. That may sound like a public cloud model, but it isn’t. In this type of deployment the cloud infrastructure is dedicated to the company. So the company would not need to care about all the infrastructure costs and labor to maintain it. Security may be a concern, but usually the third-party companies have high security guidelines and polices in place that can ensure that any security issue is covered. In some cases they have a more secured environment than the one deployed in the company. And being a dedicated cloud infrastructure to the company guaranties the privacy of data kept there.

Managing is an important point that needs to be carefully analyzed when deciding for a cloud deployment. All three deployment models have their pros and cons and it is up to the company which one best fit in their strategy.

More Stories By Sergio Varga

Sergio Varga is a Senior Certified IT Architect in the Brazil Delivery Center. Since 2009 he has been working with cloud offering development and is currently working with the Managed Infrastructure for Private Cloud (MIPC) offering, an IBM offering announced in Dec, 2013. Previous to that since 1998 he worked on various clients and engagements in Brazil and Global Delivery Center supporting system management infrastructure and outsourcing delivery model.

Sergio is a board member of the IT Architect career profession at IBM and a member of Brazil Technical Leadership Council (TLC) an IBM Academy of Technology affiliate. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Computer Science and a Master's Degree in Technology. He is currently a PhD student.

He is passionate about mentoring those who are interested in moving into a technical career as well as young people pursuing technology career and an enthusiast in leveraging social media to exploit his point of view and IBM business. He can be reached at Linkedin and on Twitter: @varga_sergio

CloudEXPO Stories
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
On-premise or off, you have powerful tools available to maximize the value of your infrastructure and you demand more visibility and operational control. Fortunately, data center management tools keep a vigil on memory contestation, power, thermal consumption, server health, and utilization, allowing better control no matter your cloud's shape. In this session, learn how Intel software tools enable real-time monitoring and precise management to lower operational costs and optimize infrastructure for today even as you're forecasting for tomorrow.
"Calligo is a cloud service provider with data privacy at the heart of what we do. We are a typical Infrastructure as a Service cloud provider but it's been designed around data privacy," explained Julian Box, CEO and co-founder of Calligo, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Isomorphic Software is the global leader in high-end, web-based business applications. We develop, market, and support the SmartClient & Smart GWT HTML5/Ajax platform, combining the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simplicity and reach of the open web. With staff in 10 timezones, Isomorphic provides a global network of services related to our technology, with offerings ranging from turnkey application development to SLA-backed enterprise support. Leading global enterprises use Isomorphic technology to reduce costs and improve productivity, developing & deploying sophisticated business applications with unprecedented ease and simplicity.
While a hybrid cloud can ease that transition, designing and deploy that hybrid cloud still offers challenges for organizations concerned about lack of available cloud skillsets within their organization. Managed service providers offer a unique opportunity to fill those gaps and get organizations of all sizes on a hybrid cloud that meets their comfort level, while delivering enhanced benefits for cost, efficiency, agility, mobility, and elasticity.