Many organizations are adopting the principles of cloud computing to build out their own private clouds. For many companies, the next logical progression is to extend their SOA and shared service initiatives into a private cloud. This allows them to break down organizational silos, shared enterprise assets more effectively, allow processes to run across all parts of an organization - be that people or systems and offer a far, cost effective model that allows business units to consume enterprise IT.
There are five key attributes for private clouds:
- Offering and maximizing existing resources (infrastructure and applications) as a service
- Business and technology scalability and flexibility to meet internal and external customer demands
- Effectively sharing enterprise resources and assets among a large number of users
- Metering, measurement and charging according to consumption of a service
- Accessing private cloud resources via internet protocols and technologies
There are two key audiences building private cloud - enterprises that are building and running their own private clouds and service providers who are offering private cloud services for their customers.
The Cordys Enterprise Cloud Platform is used by some of the world’s leading organizations to build private clouds. The combination of the multi-tenanted Business Operations Platform and Cordys Cloud Provisioning is unique. It allows organizations looking to build a private cloud to integrate the right data and applications together, orchestrate them with a process centric approach, create new business applications and then provision the right resources to the right place. The Cordys approach is to bring a private cloud “enablement and agility layer” to existing infrastructure and applications with an easy to use, multi-tenanted, single platform that is private cloud ready.