The Private Cloud Rises – IT Managers move away from the Hybrid Revolution

Press Release   •   Jul 23, 2012 08:21 BST

The third generation of Cloud Computing technology has been griping the UK technology market for the last 12 months. It has promised increased agility, flexibility, mobility, and performance by enabling the company to take control of their IT assets, linking them to the Public Cloud. This era of computing has been known as the Hybrid Cloud revolution and has offered companies the elasticity of the Public Cloud, without the increased costs associated with an on-premise environment.

Here at Commensus we’re beginning to notice a new trend emerging. Firms that have previously opted for the Hybrid Cloud have been slowly migrating their physical servers across to their own dedicated Private Cloud. Sceptics could argue that this trend is no more than pressure from the Service Provider – but we’re convinced that there is another driving force behind this ever increasing surge for the Private Cloud.

As companies enjoy the benefits of the Hybrid Cloud with vCloud Director, they get used to a high performance environment where they can control, manage and provision their servers within minutes, regardless of their geographical location. This portal has become the key to the transition away from a Hybrid model back towards a private dedicated environment.

Traditionally the Hybrid model has fitted best where IT managers have not wanted to lose control of their system, principally their servers that have been on-site. However this new trend of moving towards the Private Cloud indicates that a fundamental shift is beginning to take place, not in the physical technology, but in the hearts and minds of the clients.

“IT Managers have grown in confidence and are beginning to trust the Cloud. They’ve seen the benefits of remote control and remote provision and as their servers draw to the end of their life, there is simply no point in them buying new equipment”, commented Commensus CTO Alex Parker. “This trend marks a new era in the Cloud evolution, moving back towards a private, dedicated virtual environment managed using Hybrid technology”.

With this growth in confidence also comes a desire to be more “in touch” with the Private Cloud and some customers are opting towards a geographically replicated Cloud, removing the fears of dreaded downtime. Business continuity is pushing the case for high availability replication where the virtual servers are replicated in real time from one physical location to another. This new era of computing could be called the Private Cloud revolution.

Commercial Director Laura Zverko pointed out that, “New customers will always want the security of the Hybrid Cloud, however I’m convinced that our clients will all eventually opt for their own dedicated virtual environment.”

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Commensus is one of the leading providers of IT managed services to the finance, alternative investment and government sector. Based in Central London, our enterprise Cloud Computing platform guarantees network uptime and is backed by 24/7 unrivalled support. Since 2008, we’ve grown to be recognised by the industry and our customers as a provider of superior IT services. Cloud Computing has enabled us to deliver a ‘one stop shop’ of technology services that help you to comply with relevant industry regulations whilst delivering uncompromised levels of security and resilience.

As one of the first IT support companies to deploy our own Private Cloud, the longevity of our solution speaks for itself. Commensus have listened to our customers’ requirements and have deployed a Third Generation Cloud solution that reduces costs whilst providing freedom from your physical IT assets. This increases performance and agility within the business and ensures your critical systems are deployed in the most secure environment. 

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