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      What is the Private Cloud?


      The term “private cloud” refers to cloud services that are owned and managed by the organization that uses them and available only to the organization’s employees and customers. Private clouds allow organizations to exert greater control over their computing environment and their stored data, which can be necessary for organizations in highly-regulated industries.

      Private clouds are sometimes seen as more secure than public clouds as they are accessed through private networks and enable the organization to directly oversee their cloud security.

      Public cloud providers sometimes provide their services as applications that can be installed on private clouds, allowing organizations to keep their infrastructure and data on premise while taking advantage of the public cloud’s latest innovations.

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      3 Reasons You Need INAP’s Next-Generation Dedicated Private Cloud in Your Hybrid Infrastructure Mix


      The best hybrid infrastructure strategies allow companies to carefully chart their cloud journeys based on the needs of their applications and workloads. There’s a lot of space in between a hyperscale platform and an on-premise data center, including solutions that embrace the agility and performance of public clouds while providing granular environmental control and access to leading managed security for your infrastructure mix.

      Dedicated Private Clouds (DPCs) are an ideal alternative to hyperscale public cloud platforms, especially for enterprises seeking to satisfy stringent industry compliance requirements, consolidate data centers, host legacy applications or stand-up disaster recovery environments.

      This week, INAP is thrilled to introduce the latest release of our Dedicated Private Cloud solution. This next-generation DPC solution is a VMware-based platform carefully rightsized for a range of applications, and for the first time, is backed by the transparency and simplicity of INAP Intelligent Monitoring, our premium managed cloud monitoring service. Intelligent Monitoring has been expanded to provide transparent visibility into infrastructure and application performance to private cloud customers, all within INblue, INAP’s easy-to-use infrastructure management platform.

      Let’s explore the reasons why you need INAP’s fully managed DPC solution in your hybrid infrastructure mix.

      Change the Game with Intelligent Monitoring

      INAP Intelligent Monitoring for DPC, powered by VMware vRealize® Operations Manager, provides real-time visibility into the health of your infrastructure and applications through a set of intuitive dashboards. We created Intelligent Monitoring for a number of reasons, including to help streamline the actions that follow alerts and to provide transparency into the management of your infrastructure.

      Jim Aluotto, Senior Director for VMware’s Cloud Provider Business, Americas Region, highlighted the value-add the VMware vRealize Operations Manager’s integration into our managed private cloud platform. “The technology empowers customers who want to spend less time monitoring and maintaining their cloud infrastructure, but still require granular visibility of both the environment and the critical work their solution provider manages for them.”

      Originally released in 2019 for INAP’s Bare Metal platform, Intelligent Monitoring combines expert technical support with unequaled visibility and control. Intelligent Monitoring for our next-generation DPC solution provides detailed dashboards that track the overall health of your environment, including utilization metrics for hosts, virtual machines and datastores. When monitoring thresholds trigger, you will be notified along with our certified INAP cloud technicians, who will proactively resolve many issues. You can track the progress and follow workflows every step of the way via INAP’s INblue infrastructure management platform.

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      Get the Flexibility to Achieve New Levels of Performance

      DPCs are easy transitions from on-premise environments given the amount of configuration flexibility they offer. The INAP team will ensure that the solution is rightsized for your applications, beginning with a complimentary assessment of your current environment. The team can then validate infrastructure suitability for your applications.

      This flexibility, paired with the transparency of Intelligent Monitoring, will reduce your time spent maintaining infrastructure without you having to choose between control, compliance or performance. Predict and prevent issues, monitor and troubleshoot application performance faster, automate capacity planning and increase your forecast accuracy with our next-generation DPC.

      Fuel Your Business Growth, We’ve Got Your Infrastructure Covered

      Focus on business needs and reduce your time spent managing infrastructure with INAP managed cloud services. From onboarding and deployment to ongoing maintenance and optimization, with a fully managed DPC, our certified VMware cloud experts are an extension of your team. We manage network connectivity, storage and the underlying infrastructure so you can focus on the VM and application layer.

      INAP’s DPCs are single-tenant environments with private network segmentation, DDoS protection and mitigation, isolated security zones and account security. Managed VMware NSX® Edge™ firewalls enable high-availability network security and premium performance. Additionally, as a DPC customer, you can increase your security posture with INAP Shield Managed Security services, powered by Alert Logic managed detection and response (MDR).

      Our next generation DPC was also designed with compliance in mind. It is the ideal solution to support any PCI-DSS and HIPAA requirements you may have for your infrastructure solutions.

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      Dedicated Private Cloud vs. Virtual Private Cloud: What’s the Difference?


      What is the difference between a dedicated private cloud and a virtual private cloud? As solutions architects, this is a question my teammates and I hear often. Simply put:

      • Dedicated Private Cloud (DPC) is defined as physically isolated, single-tenant collection of compute, network and sometimes storage resources exclusively provisioned to just one organization or application.
      • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is defined as a multi-tenant but virtually isolated, collection of compute, network and storage resources.

      A simple analogy comparing the two would be choosing between a single-family private home (DPC) versus a condo building (VPC).

      Despite the differences, both dedicated and virtual private clouds offer secure environments with flexible management options, which allow you to concentrate on your core business instead of struggling to keep up with daily infrastructure monitoring and maintenance.

      Let’s discuss each cloud product in greater depth and review use cases for dedicated vs. virtual private clouds. I’ll use INAP’s dedicated private cloud (DPC) and virtual private cloud (VPC) products as examples for the DPC and VPC differentiators.

      Dedicated Private Cloud (DPC)

      DPCs are scalable, isolated computing environments that are tailored to fit unique requirements and rightsized for any of workload or application. DPCs are ideal for mission-critical or legacy applications. When applications can’t be easily refactored for the cloud, a DPC can be a viable solution.  DPC is also ideal for organizations seeking to reduce time spent maintaining infrastructure. You do not need to sacrifice control, compliance or performance with a DPC. INAP DPCs are built with trusted enterprise-class technologies powered by VMware or Hyper-V.

      DPC use cases:

      • Compliance and audit requirements, such as PCI or HIPAA
      • Stringent security requirements
      • Large scale applications with rigorous performance and/or data storage requirements
      • Legacy applications, which may require hardware keys or specific software licensing components
      • Data center migration — scale physical compute, network and storage capacity as needed without significant investments in data center build outs
      • Complex network requirements, which may include MPLS, SDWAN, private layer 2 connections to customers, vendors or partners
      • Fully-integrated active or hot-standby disaster recovery environments
      • Infrastructure Management Services, all the way to the operating system
      • High CPU/GPU/RAM requirements
      • AI environments
      • Big Data
      • Always on applications that are not a fit for hyper-scale providers

      INAP’s DPC differentiators:

      • Designed and “right-sized” to fit your application, economics and compliance requirements
      • Built with enterprise-class technologies and powered by VMware or Hyper-V.
      • Utilize 100 percent isolated compute and highly secure, single-tenant environments perfect for PCI or HIPAA compliance.
      • Flexible compute and data storage options which allow you meet any application performance and growth requirements.
      • OS Managed services free up time from routine tasks of patching
      • Transparency into the core infrastructure technology allows you complete visibility in the inter-workings of the environment.
      • No restrictions on sizing of the VMs or application workloads because the infrastructure is custom designed for your organization specific technology needs.
      • SDN switching for flexible, quick and easy network management or dedicated switching for complex network configurations to meet any network requirements.
      • MDR security services available, which include vulnerability scanning, IDS/IPS, log management with SOC (Security Operations Center)
      • Off-site cloud backups and fully integrated and managed DRaaS available.

      Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

      VPCs are ideal for applications with variable resource requirements and organizations seeking to reduce time spent maintaining infrastructure without sacrificing control of your virtual machines, compliance, and elasticity. They provide a customized landscape of users, groups, computing resources and a virtual network that you define. Different organizations or users of VPC resources do not have access to the underlying hypervisor for customization or monitoring plugin installation.

      VPCs are pre-designed for smaller to medium workloads and provide management and monitoring tools. They allow for very fast application deployment because the highly available compute, security, storage and hypervisors are already deployed and ready for your workload.

      VPC use cases:

      • Small to medium sized workloads with 10 to 25 VMs and simple network requirements
      • Applications with lower RAM requirements
      • Ideal for additional capacity needed for projects. Deploy in hours—not days.
      • Quickly spin up unlimited Virtual Machines (VMs) per host to support new projects or peak business cycle’s ability to quickly add resources on demand

      INAP’s VPC differentiators:

      • Designed for fast deployments enabling you to eliminate lengthy sourcing and procurement timelines
      • Shield Managed Security services included
        • 24/7 physical security in SSAE 16/SOC 2 certified Data Centers
        • Private networks & segmentation
        • Account security for secure portal access
        • DDoS protection & Mitigation
      • OS Managed services free up time from routine tasks of patching
      • Easy to use interface simplifies management and reduces operational expense of training IT staff
      • Off-site Cloud Backups and Fully integrated On-Demand (Paygo) DRaaS available
      • MDR security services available, which include vulnerability scanning, IDS/IPS, log management with SOC (Security Operations Center)

      Next Steps

      Do you know which private cloud model will work with your company’s workload and applications? Whether you’re certain that a DPC or VPC will be a good fit or you’re still unsure, INAP’s experts can help take your cloud infrastructure to the next level. Chat today to talk all things private cloud.

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