In the cloud computing world, a hosted private cloud offers the same scalability and flexibility benefits to an organization as the “public” AWS, Azure, or Google clouds, but typically on a local and much more controlled basis.
Organizations go to the cloud to avoid making a significant upfront investment in hardware, network, and expertise, but some organizations also prefer to use a locally hosted private cloud because costs and performance are more predictable, local expertise and very often because of data privacy concerns.
Healthcare companies, government, financial service organizations and law firms all have data privacy and compliance requirements that may prevent them from using the public cloud but make them ideal cloud customers of Data Holdings.
Our cloud operations run 100% on solid state disks (SSD), exceeding 100,000 operations per second. Traditional enterprise storage only runs a few hundred operations per second. So, when an enterprise brings their applications to the Data Holdings cloud, not only do they get a significant uplift to their security and availability, but they get a huge uplift in application performance.
Another huge differentiator is that our cloud resources are under-subscribed, meaning that we don’t sell more capacity than we have available. Therefore, your applications won’t suffer performance penalties because of other users of our cloud, and your specific application performance stands on its own merits.
As we said earlier in this post, part of the cloud’s appeal is getting rid of the budget cycle Capital Expense problem of updating and right-sizing hardware and Internet bandwidth, in addition to the significant but commonly overlooked cost of IT support in a break/fix scenario.
In the cloud, the cost of IT operations becomes an Operating Expense, putting your application software on state-of-the-art equipment that’s purpose-built for the enterprise, has very high I/O performance with an abundance of available bandwidth, all in an elastic environment.
What does this mean in the real world of business? Application software is many times more expensive than the hardware needed to run it, but traditional IT hardware constrains the performance of the software.
Data Holdings cloud customers typically come from that Capex-constrained situation with artificial limits on the number of internal and external customers they can serve with their business software. In our cloud, that exact same software serves many more times the number of internal and external customers, simply because it runs on much higher I/O, hardware in a low-friction, fully managed environment, all without major upgrade costs.
That’s a huge win for any business, simply by exerting more control by adopting a local cloud strategy with Data Holdings.