• Customized line-of-business applications
• Data and applications with high security and compliance requirements
• Cloud initiatives where you have recently made large on-premise investments
• Workloads that require a high degree of control
• Mission-critical workloads
Self-run data centers are generally capital intensive. They have a significant physical footprint, requiring allocations of space, hardware, and environmental controls. These assets have to be refreshed periodically, resulting in additional capital expenditures.
Control: Your organization has full control of the environment.
Security: Your organization owns the infrastructure and can establish, enforce, and measure security and compliance standards.
Flexibility: Because it’s your own environment, you have greater flexibility to customize a self-run private cloud computing solution than you would with most other cloud technologies.
Elasticity: If your organization ever has to expand capacity, you’ll have to provision the additional resources. And because there’s no provider to call on, you will always have to maintain your maximum capacity.
Management: Managing the environment internally means your organization will have fewer resources to devote to other objectives.
Resilience: Self-run private clouds have the potential to be highly resilient, but your organization must build and maintain that resiliency.
Mobility: Providing mobile access to your self-run private cloud computing solution is possible, but your organization is responsible for setting up and maintaining that functionality.