Designing Private and Hybrid Clouds: Architectural Best Practices
The continued expansion of cloud adoption across a broad spectrum of industries and use cases has helped to solidify the establishment of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) as a viable, cost-effective, and scalable IT delivery model. As the adoption of public cloud resources has proven effective across a diverse set of use cases, organizations have begun looking inward to find ways to more effectively and efficiently use their existing compute, storage, and networking resources in a similar model. Need breeds options in any industry, and cloud computing is no exception. This desire for internal resource utilization has given rise to numerous private and hybrid cloud technologies that provide tools for on-demand provisioning of compute, storage, and networking resources above and beyond what was available previously in both classic and virtualized datacenters.
In this white paper, we provide detail on:
- Key considerations for creating a private cloud from internal resource pools
- Customer use cases that illustrate how to allocate and utilize internal resources
- A reference architecture for private and hybrid clouds that is the framework for the customized architectures used by many RightScale customers