Cons of private cloud

Cons of private cloud

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In terms of the word private cloud, the private doesn’t relate to the virtual security machine, nor does it relate to the application or data that runs on them. Instead, the word private is all about the use that is exclusive of the platform that the virtual machine applications and data does reside from the cloud network services providers.

A private cloud refers to an infrastructure of a physical cloud dedicated to a single organization. Virtual machines can be done on the infrastructure for the use of the entity exclusively. It means that whenever your company decides to invest in a private cloud, they make you obtain access to your specific host hardware, RAM, hypervisor, networking, and storage, none of which is shared with any other entity.

You will have great control over your data in a private cloud, especially the quite sensitive data, like customer contacts and financial reports because they are hosted in-house, but they have their limitations. As with any other thing, the private cloud to has its disadvantages, which include the following:


One of the private cloud's main disadvantages is the limitation of the physical space and periodic software or hardware expenses. It means that this type of model of cloud computing tends to be more expensive and, thus, only suitable for larger companies. Apart from that, it is a cloud model that is less reactive than a brutal load of data.


Setting up this particular infrastructure is a representation of a high cost and consumes a lot of time compared to the public cloud service. Thus, the company will need to rely on a hybrid cloud to regain scalability and resource consumption for use when in a public cloud environment.

Support and deploy

It is only possible to extend the private cloud from the resources that host internally. For the deployment to be maintained, the organization has to have qualified expertise. Additionally, it is tough to deploy it on a global scale. It also requires a lot of resources, taking longer to reach its full potential.


When you have a private cloud, the capacity of cost under-utilization is your cost and not to the provider of the service. That means that managing and maximizing utilization becomes your concern.

Scaling of platform

Because you are unlikely to want to retain significant capacity un-utilized, based on the above points, large changes upwards in your requirements are to acquire scaling of the infrastructure physically likely. Though it is fine, but it might take longer than just scaling a virtual machine within the current capacity.

Why opt for the private cloud?

Suppose you are in the process of migrating to the virtual environment. In that case, you have to keep in mind that the public cloud, applications, all provider equipment, and infrastructure are shared with other companies all over the world.

Millions of users will access the same servers that happen simultaneously, which end up, resulting in low availability. When there is unrestricted third party access to the equipment that will allocate your most useful data, it can ease intrusions, which then risk the security of the entire organization.

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