Private cloud computing systems emulate public cloud service offerings within an organization’s boundaries to make services accessible for one designated organization. Private cloud computing systems make use of virtualization solutions and focus on consolidating distributed IT services often within data centers belonging to the company. The chief advantage of these systems is that the enterprise retains full control over corporate data, security guidelines, and system performance. In contrast, private cloud offerings are usually not as large-scale as public cloud offerings resulting in worse economies of scale.
Figure 2: A user accessing a private cloud