By Drew Robb | Datamation | May 24th, 2022
After the initial rush to the public cloud, some organizations wanted their own cloud.
They needed to assure data security, comply with regulations, or otherwise keep their information separated from general cloud storage.
Private clouds emerged to provide them with the benefits of the cloud but set apart from public cloud resources.
Here are some of the top trends that companies and IT teams are seeing in the private cloud market.
1. Private Cloud Growth
There is no doubt that private clouds are growing in terms of capacity stored and number of workloads.
As cloud technology has matured, it has become much easier for enterprises to deploy their own clouds or partner with other providers to provide the back-end services for their private clouds.
“Private cloud growth is trending up, because IT departments want to have the advantages of both on-premises and public clouds,” said John Scaramuzzo, CRO, Nyriad.
“On-premises delivers IT superior security and performance; public clouds offer flexibility, such as block, file, and object storage, and an ease-of-use pay-as-you-go consumption model.”
2. Demand For More Services
Public cloud providers and the hyperscalers usually lead the way in new architectures, new services, and general cloud innovation.
Then things bleed down into other areas of IT — and on to private clouds.
“IT departments demand that private clouds offer similar services to public clouds, including, block, file, and object storage, utilizing common hardware and management tools,” said Scaramuzzo with Nyriad.
“These solutions will be inherently hybrid, seamlessly utilizing both public and private clouds. To maintain consistency, consumption and management will move to a common interface, blurring the line between the clouds. This will allow IT to maintain their budget, without sacrificing the benefits of the public cloud and the advantages of the private cloud.”