Cloud computing services are swiftly making their way within organizations by virtue of their benefits including scalability, utility model, instant provisioning etc. Moreover, cloud computing has the potential to encircle different nature of businesses because of its several deployment models like, public, private and hybrid.
How many times have you heard service providers claiming that they are a perfect fit for the cloud business because they are already providing the network? What do they actually mean by this? Well, this webcast has come up with the answers of such queries by elaborating the benefits of virtual private cloud services.
But what is a Virtual Private Cloud?
Virtual private clouds are similar to public clouds and yet somewhat different i.e. they can be termed as a private cloud infrastructure provided within a public cloud. However, the resources are owned and controlled by the cloud provider. But unlike public clouds, private clouds are Intranet reachable. Therefore, they look and feel like a part of an organization’s MPLS-based internal Wide Area Network. Now coming down to the benefits, the three most significant benefits of virtual private cloud services are:
Forrester predicts that the Virtual Private Cloud infrastructure market will continue to grow, from US $2.54 billion IN 2012 TO US$21.04 billion in 2020. This sustained growth will largely be credited to the ‘enterprise-nature’ of virtual private cloud services, including the higher level of privacy, security, and control that are not offered by public solutions.
Congestion in the internet can slow down your application traffic. Even if you have sized your network for peak times, inbound congestion might hamper the performance of your application and therefore, make applications run slow. But with virtual private cloud services, the cloud resources are routed through the corporate MPLS based WAN. Hence, traffic with high priority can be spotted and delivered accordingly.
Traffic to and from the virtual cloud remains within the corporate firewall without crossing the internet. With the help of routing policies, companies can also specify which users are allowed to reach the cloud resources and the ones that are not. But with public clouds, encryption technology will be required to help secure the transmission across the internet, but the corporate IT will have no way to refrain their users from accessing the cloud resources.
The cloud service market is going through a significant change with considerable market shifts in the upcoming years. Therefore, the cloud computing service providers must focus at expanding their service offered through the introduction of Virtual Private Cloud Services. They must look at making their virtual private cloud offering to meet the following needs:
- Stress on enterprise strength services with better security abilities.
- Target the right customers
- Appropriately differentiate service levels and value-added services that goes beyond the basic computation capabilities.