A private cloud is infrastructure operated solely for a single organization, whether managed internally or by a third-party and hosted internally or externally. Put simply, it is a layer of cloud applications running on private, dedicated hardware. By addressing any special privacy and/or security concerns, private clouds offer all the benefits of cloud technologies to your business, along with an infrastructure dedicated entirely to your use.
If desired, private cloud services offer the ability to host applications on your company’s own infrastructure, thus providing more control for enterprises that require it. Since many companies may have compliance or regulatory issues preventing them from jumping into public cloud, the cloud service tiers are replicated within a private cloud environment, behind the firewall, and maintained within the parameters of the host organization, allowing them to keep their existing infrastructure if desired.