As the city that never sleeps, NYC demands consistently fast network speeds and always on security. Thus, private cloud environments are highly sought-after throughout the NYC area for their ability to provide superior up-time and service availability. Since private cloud environments are dedicated to specific users, the sheer control over the system is viewed as a major advantage for most companies.
Of course, not all NYC private cloud services are created equal. Below is more information to help you make an informed decision when searching for a private cloud provider in the NYC area.
What Is The Private Cloud?
In a private cloud environment, users do not have to share resources with third-parties. This means a company will have their own dedicated cloud environment, giving them direct control over everything within it and enabling them to easily meet regulatory requirements and internal security standards. Private cloud environments are also advantageous for businesses that have unpredictable or often changing computing needs.
When properly structured and implemented, a private cloud environment offers the same self-service benefits and scalability as other cloud environments. Users will also be able to configure virtual machines and other equipment as necessary while optimizing and utilizing any computing resources quickly and effectively. The implementation of certain tools will even allow them to accurately track their computing usage and help them ensure their cloud is not too extensive or too restrictive.
When compared to a public cloud environment, it’s easy to see the benefits a private cloud environment has over shared clouds. First and foremost, many businesses choose private simply because of its isolation. The isolation equates to inherently improved security and more control over the data within the environment. Secondly, a private cloud will offer better performance than a public cloud since all resources are dedicated to a single business. Finally, there is no limit to the customization, allowing an organization to configure their cloud exactly how they need.
Why Choose a Private Cloud Environment?
There are many benefits that accompany a private cloud environment, including:
- Cost: The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a major consideration when considering a cloud environment and better control over costs is one of the key benefits private cloud environments offer. Private cloud solutions can be less expensive than public cloud services due to more optimized infrastructure and resource utilization.
- Efficiency: When it comes to control, no other solution beats a private cloud environment. Whether hosted on-site or at a third-party datacenter, the organization that pays for the private cloud will have total control over the infrastructure and data within it. This allows the organization to monitor and optimize on an advanced level while predicting and avoiding bottlenecks, downtime, and other setbacks.
- Customization: When it comes to IT infrastructure, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. The level of customizability a private cloud environment offers is simply unmatched. Regardless of your business or technical requirements, the organization will be able to change their storage and networking setup to perfectly match their needs.
- Security: When compared to a public cloud solution, the privacy and security of a private cloud environment is simply unmatched. Any data stored within is strictly confidential and no other organization on the server will be able to access it or impact it. With NetDepot, the physical infrastructure itself is stored in an extremely secure datacenter, further ensuring no physical tampering.
- Compliance: Given the improved customization and security of a private cloud environment, a private cloud is often preferred (if not required) for businesses that operate in industries where national or even internal policies require special data handling practices. This especially applies to businesses in the health sector where confidential patient information must be carefully stored.
- Continuity: In today’s constantly changing markets, many cloud service providers have come and gone. NetDepot, however, remains strong. After 20 years in business, NetDepot remains in good standing with no debt and plans to continue gradually expanding with new datacenters being added across the country. So, you can rest assured NetDepot will be here for years to come.
What Is Latency and Why Does It Matter?
Network latency is defined as the amount of time it takes for a request to be received and processed. Simply put, network latency describes the total time it takes for a request to complete the trip from browser to server back to the browser. The lower the network latency, the better.
Meanwhile, “bandwidth” is another term you’ll hear used when talking about latency. If you picture requests traveling through pipes, the bandwidth tells you how wide or narrow that pipe is. As you can imagine, a narrower pipe cannot allow as much data through at once as a wider pipe, so more bandwidth is considered better.
In theory, data is capable of traveling across optical fiber network cables at the speed of light. However, data usually travels much more slowly. The speed at which data travels depends on many factors, and all of these factors end up impacting how quickly users are able to interact with a cloud environment. If a network connection lacks available bandwidth, for instance, the data people are trying to access won’t be able to travel. Instead, it will queue up, as pieces of data wait their turn to travel across the line.
In some instances, service providers may have networks set up that do not use optimal network paths. That means data could be sent hundreds (or even thousands) of miles off-route, slowing down its trip to the destination. Data delays and detours like these result in increased network latency, which means pages load slower, files take longer to download, and every other activity related to the network isn’t as fast.
The industry measures network latency in milliseconds with 1,000 milliseconds equaling 1 second. On paper, a few thousandths of a second may not sound like a big deal, but even just a tiny bit of network latency will have a ripple effect across an organization. Additionally, if the cloud hosts customer-facing information, like your website, any kind of network latency can greatly impact bounce rates.
How to Minimize Latency
When it comes to minimizing network latency, the most logical tactic organizations pursue first is trying to limit how many variables impact the speed in which data moves. No one has complete control over how data traverses the internet, but proper data distribution, high-capacity network ports, and good routing practices can all help minimize network latency within your cloud environment.
However, it’s possible for you to “implement” these practices as an end-user by selecting a cloud service provider that takes care of these things for you. As a business in New York City, NetDepot’s New Jersey location will help ensure the lowest latency for your business and its users by utilizing industry best practices and ensuring that data is always routed using the shortest, most optimal route.
When you choose a private cloud server from NetDepot, you are guaranteed 100% uptime. NetDepot will ensure that your organization is always protected from server issues, with automated monitoring, priority support around-the-clock, and many other failsafes.
NetDepot’s Cloud Services
With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, NetDepot is a world-class Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider. With cutting-edge cloud servers, NetDepot is capable of servicing corporate and enterprise clients from around the world. With datacenters in Houston, Atlanta, NYC, and San Francisco, clients enjoy the quickest servicing available.
All content you host on your private cloud server will be mirrored on at least one other server. This means the private cloud environment provides the same fail-safe redundancy you’d expect from any cloud hosting platform while also giving you the power and control of a dedicated hosting environment.
These services are accompanied by a dedicated support manager, dedicated sales managers, and priority 24/7 support to keep your private cloud environment up-and-running optimally every day of the week.
When it comes to the NYC area infrastructure specifically, NetDepot has private backend connectivity along with multiple 10 GBIT Uplinks, redundant network design, a redundant power setup, and a completely secured datacenter to ensure all of your servers stay safe, protected, and always functional. Plus, with additional datacenters in Texas, Georgia and California, NetDepot is able to offer excellent data distribution and routing no matter where your users are located.
Interested in learning more about how NetDepot can help your business improve its performance? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to contact a team member for more information.