Private Cloud Services in Washington DC 

What is a Private Cloud? 

Private cloud infrastructure is an IT environment where the physical equipment is hosted remotely (“in the cloud”), but the organization is responsible for the management of the IT environment, security, and infrastructure. In contrast, a public cloud is a managed service where the environment is managed by a trusted service provider. Between these two services are hybrid solutions where an organization manages specific elements, and a service provider manages others. 

Private clouds are typically used by medium to large organizations and are ideal for organizations with geographically diverse elements and sufficient IT use to justify a full time IT staff positions. 

When a client either doesn’t have or want physical servers, we can provide highly performant virtualized servers that come with properly licensed software from Microsoft. The virtual infrastructure is our most popular, cost-effective option for small businesses. 

The ETTE private cloud is run on a Dell powered 13th generation server cluster backed a multi-tier Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct storage network utilizing the latest in NVME, SSD, and traditional hard drives. The cluster has a speedy 10 Gbps (Gigabits per second) backbone with multiple redundant links, which provides for top-level performance. The cluster is monitored 24×7 at 30-second intervals, using advanced technologies to ensure maximum performance and stability. The data on our cluster is backed up both at the image level (a snapshot of the operating environment and all the settings) and the file level (individual data files are saved and individually recoverable). 

ETTE runs its private cloud infrastructure at a secure facility located at the heart of Washington, DC. ETTE’s Datacenter security is comprised of comprehensive physical and electronic security systems to prevent, detect, and respond to security breaches.  The facility features modern, redundant systems including: 

  • Space: 8,000 Sq. Feet, 42U Cabinets, Private Cages available 
  • Power: Multiple options, UPS, Backup Generator 
  • Environment: HVAC, Fire Suppression & Detection
  • Security: 24/7/365 Building Security, Access Controlled, Camera Surveillance 
  • Connectivity: Cogent & other carriers (carrier neutral) 

Click here for a video outlining the specifications of the facility. 

If you have your own server, ETTE can host it for you at our secure Datacenter. ETTE can help your organization enjoy the best benefits of co-location without selling you more than you need. As each client is unique, so is each contract. We will sit with you to get a detailed understanding of your organizational IT needs and will make an honest inventory and assessment of the IT equipment you propose to supply for co-location. We will explain to your organization, in human terms, exactly why we recommend or do not recommend a particular service for your organization. We price our service per seat, so as your user base expands or ebbs, so will your costs. We can send proactive warnings if your organization is incurring added costs for supplemental services. We hope to become  your  trusted servicer. 

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