You should have an onsite private cloud, here is how to build one without an MSP

We all love the advantages that come with the cloud. A lot of companies have been running to adopt the cloud for all their processes, and they have since been reaping the benefits.

To give you an insight of how much the cloud experience is being used, take a look at these giants using the services like big data that are inherent with a move to the cloud.

4 Big Companies Using Big Data Successfully

Here are four companies crushing it:

  1. Capital One has been harnessing behavioral data to shape customer offerings for years. For instance, their deal optimization engine analyzes customer demographics and spending patterns to determine how, where and when to put offers in front of people…
  1. T-Mobile, like all telecomm companies, collects massive amounts of data from its smartphone and tablet subscribers and it’s using this data to prevent customer turnover…
  1. Free People, the more bohemian segment of Urban Outfitters, uses millions of customer records (reviewed by an in house analytics team) to shape the next season’s offerings. Information like what sold, what didn’t, what was returned and more fuels the brand’s product recommendations, the look of its website and what kinds of promotions customers see to improve Free People’s bottom line…
  1. Starbucks’ ubiquity – as in its ability to maintain a surprising number of locations in close proximity to one another – is a function of big data. The fact that two Starbucks can exist a block away from one another isn’t luck; they were placed in their adjacent locations thanks to location-based data, street traffic analysis, demographic info and data culled from other locations…read more here

You can create your data storage location in a private cloud and implement the same or better line of thought for your business to succeed. IT infrastructure provider providers deliver the same advantages as you would reap if you implemented this successfully.

Creating a Public Cloud Experience In-House

So, what are the required capabilities of on-premises private clouds that will meet your needs? A few features to consider would be:

Converged compute, storage and networking with automation and management

Scale out on-demand with any size x86 servers

OpenStack standard APIs delivery for operational efficiency and simplicity

Technology for smart resource provisioning and allocation

Distributed architecture with self-healing for high availability

What’s key about the items above is that they are all features that can be found in an SDDC as well as a private cloud. In essence, you can find an analog for public cloud technology within your own data centers, including the ability to provide elasticity, centralization, and operational efficiency.

Moreover, these systems can provide the ability to auto- and self-provision compute and storage resources, allowing you to provision resources at the application level… read more here

Here is a video to take the task a little further into the possibility realms,

Video source: Youtube