Advantages and Disadvantages of a Private Cloud Server

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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Private Cloud Server

Posted:Thu 31 of Jul, 2014 (03:07 UTC)

A private cloud server is designed by segregating a main physical server into multiple virtual servers. This helps the hosting service providers in apportioning common resources required by each of these virtual servers according to their customer requirements and thus customizing them for different end user needs. The users of a private cloud server are able to perform custom independent operations with their private cloud server owing to the freedom they have in choosing their own operating systems and applications. Mostly these resources used by private cloud server are completely saturated from other servers on the platform and hence offer greater choice flexibility in customization, to manage and restructure their resources when compared to a dedicated server.

A private cloud server this successfully bridges the economical and functional gap between less expensive shared (Public) cloud servers and the more expensive dedicated servers. Private cloud servers extend many advantages and disadvantages over shared (Public) cloud servers and dedicated cloud servers.

A bird’s eye view of the ADVANTAGES of a private cloud servers are discussed below;

COST: Private cloud servers receive only a part or fraction of a dedicated server and hence are comparatively economical and cheaper.

SEGREGATION: The private cloud server is separated/segregated from other servers on the same platform, Thus there is no direct effect of one server’s activity, performance and customization on another or other servers.

PERFORMANCE: The performance of a private cloud server is noticeably superior than a shared (public) cloud server and a little lower to that of a dedicated server. However, private cloud servers have pre-determined and allocated amount of resources in terms of CPU Usage, Memory and RAM thus making it easier to manage in terms of customization.

SECURITY: Invading the security of a private cloud server becomes nearly impossible due to the fact that they are separated from other servers and are independent with their own operating system and resources.

When DISADVANTAGES of a private cloud are to be evaluated, the following areas require careful attention;

MAINTENANCE: When compared to a shared (public) cloud server, a private cloud server requires more attentiveness and maintenance owing to its independent Operating system and other applications.

AVAILABILITY: Ensuring a maximum uptime and Availability of data resources for the end user needs demands constant monitoring of private cloud servers, as well as reliable data/server backup options.

INADEQUATE RESOURCES: Most service providers extend only minimum resources to their private cloud server customers, they have CPU usage/ traffic restrictions, extend only Buffer/Burst memory instead of dedicated memory/RAM , unlicensed monitoring applications etc. to cut down cost and offer cheaper private cloud server hosting solutions.

SECURITY: Security per se of the private cloud server is not a disadvantage, however it is an ongoing and continuous activity. So it is important that the end users take adequate measures to secure their private cloud servers from external attacks and hacks.

Despite the above disadvantages private cloud servers are lucrative for their efficiency, cost and often the best solutions for Small medium Enterprises. If you are planning to set up virtual private server, make sure you research well on your option and choose your hosting company with lot of care.

While choosing hosting provider take a look at the customer service performance and choose service providers who can offer you the advantages and overcome the above disadvantages.

Datasoft’s distinctive offerings help you to overcome the disadvantages and mitigate the risks that arise, learn how we do it below.

MAINTENANCE: Our constant monitoring with well supervised 24/7 Staffed Datacenter, 24/7 CRM access together with unmatched 24*7 standard chat support ensures that we help you overcome any specific disadvantage that arises from lapse in monitoring. Moreover, we also offer Premium chat support at a competitive rate $29/month

AVAILABILITY: To ensure reliable availability of your data and to ensure maximum uptime, Datasoft is equipped with Premium Datacenters that has Redundant Power, Redundant Internet and Premium Bandwidth. We also offer Premium Back up services for Databases as well as servers, with back up plans ranging from $9/month to $19 a month.

INADEQUATE RESOURCES: Datasoft offers flexibility to its Private cloud server customers to choose from different Operating systems, dedicated memory that can be upgradable and does not share the resources with other server users. We are committed to offer our customers superior service and do not comprise our service levels to reduce costs.

SECURITY: At Datasoft we prioritize and uphold the security needs of our customers. Apart from the webmin/firewall for private cloud servers. We also meet advanced security needs of customers for dedicated servers as well by extends DDOS protection services with plans beginning from $3.99/month for websites and $29/month for servers. Learn more

Datasoft extends to its customers an array of cloud server hosting needs. Our public, Private and dedicated cloud server offerings are for REAL – Reliable, Efficient, Economical and Lucrative. Learn more at

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