Private SharePoint Cloud Beats Other Cloud Hosting Options for Enterprises on Price, Practicality

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AIS Network is deploying SharePoint Server 2010 in a single private cloud for less than competitors charge for a public or hybrid cloud implementation. Enterprise-class SharePoint 2010 customers should look only to private cloud environments for the most practical, cost-effective solution, the CEO says.

Jay Atkinson

AISN CEO Jay Atkinson is a SharePoint hosting expert who recommends that large businesses deploy the platform entirely in a private cloud.

A private SharePoint cloud is simply more economical and easier to manage for a large organization with security and compliance concerns.

“Public SharePoint Cloud” is out and “Private SharePoint Cloud” is in. Those are the latest words of wisdom from SharePoint cloud hosting expert Jay Atkinson, who said today that when it comes to hosting Microsoft SharePoint 2010 for a large organization, a private cloud environment is “the only way to go based on sheer practicality and bang-for-the buck.”

Atkinson, who is CEO of hosting pioneer AIS Network, said that his company is now deploying the SharePoint Server 2010 platform in a single private cloud for significantly less than competitors charge to implement it in a public cloud or a hybrid cloud.    

“Plain and simple, you want the most control over your SharePoint 2010 environment with the least hit to your organization’s bottom line, and you get every bit of that and more by moving from a traditional deployment to a hosted private cloud architecture,” said Atkinson.

“Currently, hosting providers are steering enterprise-class SharePoint 2010 customers toward public cloud and hybrid cloud hosting models. Our cost analysis research shows that those deployment approaches are needlessly costing more than they should and the customer sacrifices control at multiple levels.”

A private SharePoint cloud is simply more economical and easier to manage for a large organization with security and compliance concerns, Atkinson said. An enterprise SharePoint Server 2010 platform implemented wholly in a private cloud, including the online storage components, exceeds core compliance requirements and surpasses the benefits of a public cloud or hybrid cloud.

With SharePoint 2010 deployed entirely in a private cloud, Atkinson said the customer gets:

  •     a hosted environment that is exclusively internal to the organization,
  •     complete control of its servers, security, permissions, policies and customization,
  •     seamless federation between line-of-business systems and various data sources,
  •     quick scalability for system resources, and
  •     the ability to move other core applications and platforms to the same private cloud.

“Public cloud services like Microsoft Office 365’s SharePoint Online and deployments of SharePoint Server 2010 in a public or hybrid cloud are okay for small to mid-size businesses, but they’re very impractical when it comes to serving the best interests of a large business,” said Atkinson.

“The private SharePoint cloud model is an ideal outsourcing alternative. Sooner or later, global and large enterprises evaluating SharePoint 2010 deployment platforms are going to realize that an enterprise SharePoint Server 2010 platform implemented solely in a private cloud is the only way to go.”

Within the last two years, AIS Network has doubled in size and opened a second office. Last month, the company reported that customer demand for cloud computing had compelled it to double the size of its public cloud.

Atkinson said his company's cloud hosting clients are organizations of all sizes and varying industries, ranging from governments and nonprofits to startups and publicly traded companies. Enterprises with vast amounts of data and large user populations, particularly those in the highly regulated health care and financial services industries, rely on AISN to host their most sensitive data, applications and Web sites in a fully compliant environment. High-traffic Web businesses are also a core business for AISN.

About AIS Network
AIS Network takes businesses to the cloud. Hosting pioneer AISN is a leader in cloud-based hosting for Microsoft SharePoint, SharePoint FIS, SaaS and other mission-critical applications for organizations with demanding security and compliance requirements. AISN clients no longer maintain servers in their office, because we secure and care for those servers 24x7x365 in world-class, disaster-resistant facilities and ensure their capacity grows with the client’s business. Fully managed hosting of applications and online businesses is what we’ve done best since 1993. Unlike many cloud hosting companies, AISN, a SSAE 16 Type II-compliant organization, personalizes client service at every level, inspiring full confidence that mission-critical data, applications and email are in reliable hands. Visit

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