Definition of Internal Cloud
An internal cloud is a cloud computing mechanism used within an organization. It applies virtualization methods, shared storage and network resources to avail control of an organization’s cloud environment. For example, an internal cloud of a university comprised of virtualized server systems on that cloud performing tasks in an elastic computing environment, hence using resources as needed.
Brief Description of Internal Cloud
An internal cloud refers to a cloud computing mechanism used within an organization primarily for its private use and provides hosted services to limited users behind a firewall. It provides computing, storage and software services to users within the organization. Following are the benefits of an internal cloud:
- Less infrastructure cost
- Less hardware requirements
Virtualization and distributed computing have enabled corporate networks and datacenter administrators to become SPs to meet customer needs within the organization