What is a private Cloud?
According to Gartner Private Cloud Computing Private cloud computing is a form of cloud computing that is used by only one organization, or that ensures that an organization is completely isolated from others. When running a private cloud computing services are offered either over the Internet or a private internal network that are only available to a select set of users instead of the general public. In addition, a private cloud is typically managed and controlled by internal IT staff to prevent data leakage, breaches and information sharing with external entities. Private cloud computing gives companies many of the benefits of a public cloud – including self-service, scalability, and productivity – with the additional control and security available from dedicated resources over a computing infrastructure hosted on-premises, in the company’s private data center or virtual server under their management and control only. In addition, private clouds deliver a higher level of security and privacy through both company firewalls and permissioning to ensure operations and sensitive data are not accessible to third-party providers. Private cloud is not always on-premise – Private cloud computing is really about who controls data privacy, not where it’s located or managed.