Benefits of Having a Private Cloud with AWS On Premise

Posted by alvina on March 31st, 2017

When you have a business it’s understandable why you will want to keep both your customers and your own data as secure as possible. Not doing so could not only lose you money and create downtime but it could also leave you in breach of the Data Protection Act by not storing customers/clients details safely. More and more people are choosing to use the cloud as a solution to their storage problems. It not only means that data is not kept in the building, although can be still be accessed, but allows people to work remotely. The question on everyone’s lips though is whether it is more beneficial to have a private cloud rather than public.

Keeping Control Over Your Own Data

The first reason for choosing a private cloud with AWS on premise is that you are able to stay in control of how your data is stored. When you use a public cloud you are giving the owners access to your files. As a company you have a corporate responsibility to protect the data of your customers, especially sensitive information. For that reason, it makes sense to have control over the security and know exactly where it is kept rather than sending it off to the cloud with blind trust as to how secure it may be. Thankfully, with AWS private cloud, you are able to have the peace of mind you need in knowing that sensitive data will not leave the organization's firewall.

Complying with Security

You have a responsibility with any storage platform to protect it against loss and/or cyber-attacks. This is in fact a legal requirement in certain sectors such as the military, financial, healthcare, government and others. So if you want your customers to have total faith in your company, then a private cloud on premise is the way to go. Although public clouds have a level of security there have been reports of things going wrong and there are always hackers out there finding ways to infiltrate even the safest of clouds. In doing so they can access the personal data of many individuals and businesses which of course can be troublesome.

Another thing you have to bear in mind when thinking of using a public cloud is the geographic of where your data is being kept. There are laws in certain lines of work where the information you have should be kept within a certain area. If you don’t know where the public cloud is you could be breaking laws/regulations as a result of using it.


Think about how critical it is to be able to access data as and when you need it. Would downtime seriously hinder your ability to continue doing business? Although public cloud providers generally have a good reputation for uptime etc., should they be updating servers for any reason this may be during your working hours. All public providers are dealing with a great deal of data and as a result can suffer downtime. With a private cloud, if any updates or upgrades are needed they can be scheduled around your own needs rather than that of public cloud providers.
AWS on prem approach to avoid downtime is to have an elastic storage which means that the data is stored in not just one but numerous private locations. This means that it can increase performance and be updated/upgraded but by bit so that your company does not suffer downtime.

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