When it comes to setting up a private cloud, what kind of options do you have available to you? It might surprise you, but there’s not just one right way to do it. You can host your private cloud any number of ways, to include:

  • A dedicated server at your own location
  • A dedicated server at a remote location
  • On a managed server
  • On a co-hosted server
  • Using a virtual server

Each of these options, of course, comes with its own list of pros and cons. Having your server at your own location, for instance, means you have greater control and security, but it also means you’ll have overhead expenses and the ongoing cost of server maintenance.

In order to cut down on maintenance and operation costs, you can move your dedicated server off premise and pay someone else to manage the server. If you own the server at a remote location, it is called a co-hosted server. If you lease the server, then it’s a dedicated server.

Another option for your private cloud is through a service that is becoming more popular and is known as a virtual dedicated server. With this type of hosting option you get a partitioned off partial server loaded with independent software, which acts as if it were its own machine. It’s a powerful option because it allows you to have a dedicated server without having to pay for a full server and the ongoing maintenance of a full server.

Your options for a private cloud are broad, but which option best works for you can best be determined by a consultation with an expert on cloud development. Don’t wait too long. Get the benefits of cloud computing that you are looking for today.