Private clouds are the same as public clouds, except you get to control everything that goes on inside it. Unlike public cloud services, you are not sharing your data and intellectual property with the general public.
Private clouds are ideal when you have very strict control, security, and compliance needs, sometimes this is the only way to consider cloud computing for organizations.
What makes a private cloud compelling is the cost. Since the requirements for the cloud are always based around your budget, and your needs - you can start small and expand rapidly as needed.
If you are a small business, you can benefit by moving some critical software applications and services away from your office, into a data center. Typical first steps we would recommend would be critical communication services such as Microsoft Exchange. The worst feeling in the world is when the internet or the power at your office is down, and you can't get to your email. Having email hosted in a private cloud at a data center can eliminate this problem.
Most clouds are built around Virtualization technology, such as VMWare or Microsoft Hyper-V. You start with reliable, Techie Certified hardware, and grow your infrastructure at one of our world class data centers.
Pick your software technology. We recommend Hyper-V if you are primarily hosting Microsoft OS's and Windows based software. If your business primarily runs Linux, then VMWare might be a better fit for your organization.
Once you have your technology defined, contact us before making any purchases and we can make sure you get what you need for your Private Cloud.