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What Is A Private Cloud?

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Are you wondering what a private cloud server is? Confused as to the difference between private cloud computing and public cloud hosting, and unsure which solution will suit you?

Cloud computing has benefits for many companies, but it is easy for those considering adopting the cloud to get confused with different offerings available. We want to help you choose the right solution for your business by giving you a breakdown of the different options, starting with private cloud solutions.

Private cloud servers are for the sole use of the business purchasing the platform. The private cloud solution will consist of redundant switches, firewalls, servers (nodes), and SAN storage. The main benefits for purchasing this type of solution are:

Complete control

You can have complete control of the infrastructure and virtual servers, giving you the ability to design the platform to your precise needs and you can create virtual servers as you wish.


Companies need to invest in a hosting solution that can grow with them. As your business grows, your private cloud requirements will too. It’s important that you scale up these resources without disruption to you. Similarly, if you require less from your virtual private cloud, you need the ability to scale back on its resources to cut costs. 

With a private cloud you will have access to an easy to use GUI (Graphical user interface), to manage the server requires, create and delete server, and overall server management.


Your private cloud needs to operate 24/7, this is where managed services can help. With a private cloud, your services are constantly running and your managed hosting provider fixes any problems that arise within the infrastructure, without disrupting your business.


Security is one of our biggest concerns for cloud hosting. As the platform is tailored to your exact needs, your hosting provider will work with you to ensure that you have the correct level of server maintenance, firewall protection including IPS (intrusion prevention subscriptions) and anti-virus and malware protection. 


Robust backup policies ensure you have the right level of data protection to meet your PRO (Recovery Point Objective), and RTO (Recovery Time Objectives). 

Saving the planet

By moving to a private cloud platform you will reduce your hardware footprint. Cloud servers in general use a lot less power per cloud server, as you are able to run multiple servers on a reduced number of physical servers. In a latest study at CWCS, we calculated that energy usage went down by 88% by switching to a cloud server. Additionally, by choosing a hosting provider with a REGO backed energy supplier, you know you are making the right choice for our planet.