Common Mistakes Made When Building An On-Premises Private Cloud Infrastructure

Common Mistakes Made When Building An On-Premises Private Cloud Infrastructure

A private cloud is a scalable hosting solution providing your business with agility and redundancy in the IT infrastructure. Private cloud solutions are suitable for businesses with large computing and storage requirements, need to respond promptly to innovation, or have control, security, and compliance requirements. It’s not easy to build an on-site infrastructure, let alone build the cloud infrastructure on top of that. 

With greater reliability, higher availability, dynamic scalability, and resource elasticity, cloud technology provides better computing and storing data approach. Of course, the network isn’t easy to create and comes with its collection of difficulties and obstacles. Although switching to the cloud is advantageous, companies have questions about data protection and honesty, which is why companies are keen on introducing private clouds. Apart from better infrastructure control, running on a private cloud will have full security, privacy, and data sensitivity control position.

A private cloud is costly to manage. While there is plenty of open-source Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud services available free of charge, you need to consider the direct expense of hardware leasing or ownership, data center rental, bandwidth, etc redundancy capacity just to get started. When this is in place, you must always count the indirect costs from the protection and organizational perspective to ensure that the system is stable and well maintained.

There is a common mistake where underused or dormant instances are left running indefinitely, with no significant long-term value them. Always tag instances with a meaningful description, along with the details of the person in charge, and their termination policy (delete after 1 week after creation). Enforce more stringent rules to shut down or terminate underutilized instances to save space, CPU power, and energy. Plan a regular audit for your instances and hardware assessment to ensure that the resources are not over-/underused.

Many companies make it a long-term error by entirely outsourcing infrastructure maintenance to others, and do not take advantage of organically building up the in-house team. We need to recruit a cloud leader at least and create a team of in-house experts around it, taking advantage of the technology that is already in place. Creating an expert team takes time to train, share expertise, and develop skills, which gradually gain experience and confidence to attain a professional level. It is the most substantial long-term investment for the company to have a large team for years or even decades to support the easily scalable cloud infrastructure. It would also keep the cloud infrastructure secure and reduce the possibility of managing confidential data on-site from external hands.

United Private Cloud comes with all the advantages of cloud storage but with an enterprise-grade private cloud with greater controls and security. Our United Private Cloud private cloud, powered by VMware technologies, has a guaranteed 30 percent lower cost than leading public clouds. United Private Cloud helps organizations to achieve performance advantages, minimize costs, adapt rapidly to unpredictable demand, and solve data sovereignty and enforcement requirements with ease. We also include performance computing (VMware DRS) with 100K+ IOPS and 10g-100 g networking over all-flash storage, and fully customizable vCPU and RAM size configurations without lock-in to different types of VM along with adaptive resizing and optimization services.

When moving into new technologies, such as cloud computing, there are still difficulties and obstacles. We need to understand the tradeoff and know how to use all the resources we have, so we do not make the same mistakes again.

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Edge Cloud: Transcending Geographical Boundaries

Edge Cloud: Transcending Geographical Boundaries

Cloud computing in the past has been so limited by centralization that it has compromised speed and availability to its users. Data was required to be gathered from the outermost regions and sent back to the central servers to be processed. Devices at the outermost edges lacked the computation power to process large amounts of data or even store it, which was the basis for the centralized server. However, this has radically changed in the last couple of years. As more devices are connecting to networks that can help transmit data speedily via cellular or WiFi networks. So what was the hurdle in speeding up endpoints? The answer is the essential component: Hardware.

What does Edge computing bring to the table?

In the last ten years, devices have miniaturized processing and storage technology, slowly eliminating the problem of storing and computing edge data. IoT devices have become so powerful that they are a self-sustained computation unit. Edge computing helps consumers then perform analytics and apply data right where it is gathered, at the network edge. It opens up so many avenues. Specifically, it addressed the real-time application of collected data to its intended users. Reducing latency as data does not have to travel back to a central server, enhancing performance like never before. 

United Private Cloud is here to help you take full advantage of the exciting implications of Edge Computing. UnitedEdge is a Fully Managed Edge Cloud Service that enables you to connect to your private cloud and becomes a seamless extension to your on-prem private cloud. UnitedEdge can seamlessly integrate your leading public cloud solutions like Amazon, Azure, Google. The hybrid cloud configurations that UnitedEdge executes are comparable to those provided by Google Anthos and Amazon Outpost. We provide a Software as a Service Solution (SaaS) that works on Low-Cost Commodity Hardware and delivers both High-Performance Virtual Machines and Containers as a Service. 

UnitedEdge delivers 99.999% availability enhancing performance like never before, only requiring that the customer’s data center infrastructure (power and cooling) is redundant. UnitedEdge is pre-configured with SD-WAN Optimized High Availability Network and multicloud connectivity with leading cloud providers such as AWS, Google, and Azure and comes along with remote management and 24×7 enterprise-grade support. Managed services and optimized performance to help your company exceed performance benchmarks and grow like never before.

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