While the value of private cloud is clear, organizations may decide to focus their IT resources on higher-value activities that drive the business forward instead of operating a physical environment. Further, running a private cloud on-premises requires large upfront costs, as well as the overhead of facility maintenance, power, cooling, security, and more. Some organizations may also lack core capabilities like connectivity to public clouds and other environments that they need to implement if they plan on running an efficient and well-connected data center. These considerations often add burden to the data center and force IT leaders to make tradeoff decisions. Off-premises private clouds can offer a “release valve” to an overtaxed data center, especially if that organization is experiencing rapid growth or planning an expansion of their business.