Private cloud service platforms are evolving and Google is on the top of it. Cloud facilitates on-demand availability of digital data storage and resources for individuals and businesses.
When you store data on the cloud, it is stored in data centers located at various locations of the world. In this article, we’ll discuss what Google Private Cloud server is and what are its distinct features.
Virtual Private Cloud
A virtual private cloud is a shared resource allocated server that facilitates isolation between different users. A private Internet Protocol subnet and a VLAN is allocated to the user.
Since the cloud infrastructure is not shared with other users, it is called a virtual private cloud. It typically consists of multiple subnetworks that are connected through a Global Wide Area Network (GWAN). Unlike public cloud, a private cloud platform is not shared with the outside public. An organization can access data stored on the private cloud servers over the Internet.
- An isolated platform for organizations to securely store their private files, host private websites, perform research and testing
- A public cloud service provider provides the service
- It provides businesses with cloud technology coupled with the highest standards of Internet privacy
- A private cloud can be hosted within an organization’s premises or on a remote server administered by a third-party such as Google
In layman terms, a private cloud is similar to a grocery store on the road rented to a specific trader and only that trader has the privileges to use it, nobody else. A public cloud is similar to a shopping mall that has dozens of retail outlets and service establishments located in it.
Private Cloud vs Public Cloud
Infrastructure and Resource Sharing
In private cloud, cloud service providers share the infrastructure and resources with only one specific customer (typically, an organization). In public cloud, cloud service providers share the infrastructure and resources with multiple customers (individuals and organization).
Private cloud service is provided by third-parties (including Google). An organization can also set up its own private cloud servers with specific hardware set as per their requirements. Public cloud service is always provided by third-parties (OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, etc).
Private cloud is connected to a private network inside an organization. Public cloud is connected to the public Internet network.
Data Privacy & Reliability
Private cloud offers tight data privacy measures and the reliability is very high compared to public cloud that shares resources with other customers that increases level of vulnerability.
Due to no resource sharing, private cloud offers higher performance compared to public cloud that offers moderate to low performance.
Google Virtual Private Cloud
With Google Virtual Private Cloud, your organization can create an isolated cloud server with custom firewall rules and routes. It provides the flexibility to control the workloads, use a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) address.
Google Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) brings flexibility between different teams within an organization. For example, different departments within an organization can maintain separate billings, isolated projects on the same infrastructure.
With packet mirroring and other diagnostic tools, organizations can easily diagnose them, inspect network traffic and perform application-level monitoring.
VPC allows organizations to integrate their Virtual Private Network (VPN) for more privacy and control over their information. It supports dividing resources into multiple segments and dynamically change, shrink or expand the size of each segment.
- Privately administer your storage space
- Flexibility to change workload both regionally and globally
- Smooth interconnections and no redundancy
- Supports multiple regions
- Single connection points
- Compatible with multi-tenant architectures
- Centralized security model
- Separate billing and quota
- Establishes a connectivity with your Virtual Machine (VM), and offers support for native Internal TCP/ UDP and load balancing
- Manage and forward your on-premise networks using a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
- Supports multiple VPC networks on the same infrastructure
- Each auto mode VPC network consists of a subnetwork
- Create rules to allow or disallow multiple VPC networks, set default network, etc
- Global resources are not associated with any zones
- Google Virtual Private Cloud gives instant access to your information without requiring you to enter your IP Address
Raza Ali Kazmi works as an editor and technology content writer at Sorcim Technologies (Pvt) Ltd. He loves to pen down articles on a wide array of technology related topics and has also been diligently testing software solutions on Windows & Mac platforms.