Many organisations choose to adopt a private cloud strategy just to take more control over their cloud environment, so this could be from a security point of view or just to have greater autonomy over their whole environment as a whole. For many organisations looking to move to a private cloud, this could be a move from their on premise servers, so multiple dedicated servers to a datacenter where they have their own private cloud and this could be that they are scaling down the amount of physical servers that they have to create an environment where they have multiple virtual machines to run their own private cloud from, and it gives them great flexibility on their costs, gets them to have better control over their whole environment, and provides them with comments like the security accreditations that they need as well when they’re looking at meeting any compliance objections. I think in the industry as a whole there’s some negative connotations around what cloud is. A lot of people think that there’s, you know, there’s a lot of security risks and flaws in going with a public cloud or just a cloud or shared environment as a whole. Going for a private cloud means that you have your own dedicated physical servers that you’re virtualizing so pretty much not sharing that resource with any other customers, so with a private cloud you get that more security aspect sort of thing. So when considering a private cloud adoption strategy, it’s important to take all the aspects into consideration, so we often get customers who contact Hyve because they’re looking for a dedicated server for example, but then this often means that they’re potentially looking to move multiple dedicated servers into a hosted environment, so when we’re discussing what we can do from a cloud provider perspective we can often say to customers that they can really condense down what they’ve got in terms of physical kit, use maybe two or three physical servers, dedicated servers, and use VMware to virtualize this to create their own private cloud environment. At Hyve we like to take a real consultant approach, so from the initial conversations we like to involve our solutions architects in all meetings with our customers so we like to understand what the customers business objectives are, what their requirements are, and what they’re hoping to achieve from using a private cloud solution. From there we can take all those requirements into consideration and provide them with the best solution possible. So if you’re interested in finding out more about private cloud or need help with your private cloud adoption strategy, please give us a call or drop sales and email anytime.