What is a Private Cloud?
It is defined as a computing service offered either over the internet or a private internal network and only to the selected users. Some also call it corporate cloud or internal cloud. What you call it is irrelevant, but private cloud computing offers businesses almost all the features and functionalities of public cloud-like self-service, scalability, and flexibility.
With the private cloud, organizations get a higher level of security and privacy through both; firewalls and internal hosting, ensuring complete data safety and non-accessibility of sensitive data by third-party service providers. Nevertheless, the responsibility of cost and accountability management of private cloud lies with the in-house IT team of the company. Therefore, an organization must incur the same staffing, management, and maintenance expenses as traditional data center ownership.
A private cloud delivers two instances of cloud services. The first, infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), which enables a company to use computing resources such as compute, network, and storage. The second – platform as a Service (PaaS), it allows a company to deliver everything cloud, right from basic cloud applications to sophisticated enterprise cloud applications.
Private cloud, when combined with the public cloud you get hybrid cloud where you get features, capabilities, and functionalities of both in a single platform.