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A virtual private data center (VPDC) is a type of cloud service model in which a private cloud vendor provides the entire infrastructure over the cloud.
VPDCs are generally huge cloud offerings, engulfing a suite of enterprise-level IT resources bundled together and provided over Internet to different clients within an unshared or private cloud model. A complete VPDC solution can contain processing, storage, infrastructure, and application and data center management software.
A virtual private data center can be thought of as the amalgamation of almost all the different cloud services available and provided as a single solution, forming a virtual data center powered by the cloud. In theory, a VPDC solution contains all the core elements to operate an enterprise-level data center.
A VPDC helps an organization avoid the massive capital operational costs incurred for an in-house data center, while maintaining privacy and control over their cloud data center through service level agreements. Generally this includes 99.99% uptime and segregation of their rented data center resources from other clients.