Creating a Hybrid Cloud environment through Private Networking

Private Networking provides a private connection between your Dedicated Servers and Cloud environments without being connected to external networks or even the Internet. This type of connection is relatively easy to implement, secure and cost-effective. 

How does Private Networking work?

Private Networking offers a private network connection over a private isolated network. This data traffic is unmetered traffic and runs via a dedicated network interface port on your servers and over a single Virtual LAN or multiple Virtual LANs. 

The evolution of Private Networking 

Companies have been providing Private Networking between Dedicated Servers for a few years now. More recently, with the advent of cloud computing and virtual layers becoming increasingly used, companies were requesting Private Networking between Dedicated Servers and Cloud environments. This inspired infrastructure providers to start offering this private connection too.  

At Leaseweb, for example, we have been providing our customers with Private Networking for Dedicated Servers for a few years now – here’s when we first announced fully automated Private Networking in our data centers

This year, we introduced Private Networking between Private Cloud and Dedicated ServersThis feature allows customers to connect their Private Cloud (e.g. Apache Cloudstack Private Cloud) to standard Dedicated Servers on the private network instantly. This type of hybrid setup offers a private network segregated from the public network – which keeps all data safe and secure. 

Hybrid Cloud architecture with Private Networking 

Our Private Networking feature allows customers to create a hybrid setup by combining Cloud and Dedicated Servers. How might this hybrid cloud environment look? See our diagram below. 

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Potential use cases 

Some use cases of having Dedicated Servers and Private Cloud working closely together include: 

  1. Add scalability – scale up a Dedicated Server environment with temporary instances on your Private Cloud
  2. Improve processing capabilities – move resource heavy workloads (like a demanding database server) from a Private Cloud instance to a higher spec Dedicated Server 
  3. Reduce storage costs – extend your Private Cloud with a Dedicated Storage Server for enabling large capacity cost-effective archive storage. 
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