Private Cloud

A private cloud is owned and operated by a single organisation – managed internally or by a third party and hosted on-premise or externally within a data centre – that controls the way virtualised resources and automated services are customised and used by various business lines and user groups.

Typically, large organisations – like the NHS or universities – will set up a ‘private cloud’, and charge back to departments that use their cloud environment.

Private clouds enable you to take advantage of many of the cloud’s efficiencies, while giving you more control of resources and the ability to avoid multi-tenancy scenarios.