Definition - What does Internal Cloud mean?
An internal cloud is also known as a corporate cloud.
Techopedia explains Internal Cloud
An organization builds an internal cloud by applying the cloud computing service model and delivery framework over local and/or offsite data center resources. The internal cloud then delivers computing, storage and software services to each node within the organization.
An internal cloud provides the following benefits:
- Total cloud security (or at least, control over security)
- Reduced infrastructure costs
- Reduced hardware requirements
This concept is very similar to a private cloud in that cloud computing techniques are used for a single organization. The difference is that a private cloud could also refer to dedicated resources at a 3rd party provider, where an internal cloud is referring to the utilization of infrastructure owned internally.