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A Private Cloud Definition? Let Me Dispel a Myth

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

I read an article recently predicting an increase of more technology being consumed in the cloud.  I believe that some of that increase will still come from newbies giving it trial run, but I also think the early adopters will now begin to move to production mode in earnest.

This particular article I read was specifically about Private and Public Cloud models.  It shared the general definition of a Private Cloud – designed to offer the same features and benefits of the public cloud systems, but it’s implemented within the corporate firewall.

However, be careful not to assume this means literally on your premise locked behind your walls and only touched by your IT staff.  Private Clouds are built in data centers, not owned and operated by your IT staff.  It just means the compute platform is built for your use specifically and not shared with others.  It can still reside behind your firewall with the right networking.

Rick Phillips

Rick Phillips

Richard P. Phillips is Weidenhammer’s , Vice President, Compute Solutions. He oversees the overall management of the line of business specializing in Network Infrastructure Solutions, Professional Engineering Consulting, IT Management Consulting, Managed Services, and Cloud IT Solutions. Phillips is a graduate of McCann School of Business and Lehigh Data Institute and a member of the Managed Service Provider University (MSPU). Holding numerous systems certifications with IBM, and manufacturing consulting certifications with MAPICS and APICS, he has earned Sales Professional and Technical Sales Professional certifications with VMware. Under his management, Weidenhammer has received the MVP Award from business partner Ingram Micro representing the Eastern Region of the United States.