Affordability is often emphasized as a critical benefit of a public cloud, as signing up for a public cloud is generally free to start, but this isn’t always true. In many ways, paying for a private cloud actually gives you more bang for your buck, so to speak. For a similar pricing structure, businesses can access a completely individualized cloud solution.
Hosted private clouds have a lot to offer, providing an affordable way access all essential services required to keep your company safe while operating in a space that is completely unique to you and your business needs. Rather than than the a la carte options public cloud providers offer, many private cloud packages are far more comprehensive than other types of cloud, offering a way to create a customized environment in which all bases are covered in the way that works best for you. The right provider can take the entire process of cloud establishment and maintenance over, offering an all-in-one product.
Take, for example, Avatara’s CompleteCloud solution. While base price per user may can appear to be more expensive on the surface, CompleteCloud provides enterprise advantages that aren’t available with other public and private clouds to the SMB space. CompleteCloud covers all server and site hardware costs, internet bills in full, provides 24/7 U.S. based support, security that leads the industry in protection from down time, hackers, and other forms of cyber attacks, and includes any upgrades and add-ons in full as a part of the package. Mobile solutions are more complex as well, offering a more compatible environment that allows for greater opportunity and resources across all devices. Should issues arise, dedicated security can immediately act, ensuring a more prompt response that makes protecting your operations and keeping your data secure far easier than public platforms do.
Many of the kinds of perks available with a private cloud simply aren’t an option with a public cloud as services aren’t customizable for each enterprise. Instead, all users are forced into the same suite of products and services, creating a cookie cutter cloud at roughly the same price point as a hosted private cloud infrastructure.