Building, modernizing, securing and optimizing private cloud environments

WWT Private Cloud

Private Cloud

Ready to unlock the potential of the private cloud?

For organizations concerned about sharing data and resources in the public cloud, the private cloud is a compelling alternative.

Private cloud is a deployment model where cloud resources are exclusively owned and maintained by the same organization. Typically accessed over a private network or the internet, private clouds can be physically located on-premises in an organization’s data center or hosted by a third-party service provider.

A private cloud gives you full control over your data and security, which is often critical for meeting strict regulations and compliance requirements.

Benefits and value:

  • Cost transparency, control and efficiency
  • Improved control, security, privacy and risk-management capabilities
  • Flexible services delivery and consumption-based models
  • Enhanced business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities
  • Geographic availability
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The four layers of a private cloud solution, featuring a solid software-defined infrastructure foundation.

Why WWT for private cloud?

Our certified architects, engineers and consultants are experts across all major public, private and hybrid cloud solutions. We can help you build, modernize, secure and optimize your private cloud infrastructure, including legacy applications and data centers.

We know private cloud solutions inside and out because we build them in our Advanced Technology Center (ATC), which spans our WWT-owned on-premises data centers, a colocated space and three public cloud environments.

Get the benefits of the public cloud but with the enhanced security and control needed to meet strict business and regulatory requirements.

Private cloud maturity model

Where is your organization on the journey to cloud maturity?

Top private cloud use cases

  • Workload portability
  • Optimized workload placement
  • Mission-critical applications
  • Data center consolidation
  • Data locality
  • High-performance computing
  • Data security and compliance

Common private cloud challenges

Stuck between public and private clouds?

Most businesses are in the cloud, using a combination of public cloud services while relying on legacy applications and on-premises data centers. After experiencing the benefits of public cloud, many wish to extend those benefits across their legacy IT footprint.

But it’s not always an either/or question when it comes to choosing a public vs. private cloud solution. Having architected, built and deployed many private cloud solutions for customers in our ATC, we know that getting the right balance between private and public cloud environments can be a struggle for many reasons:

  • Disagreement and communication delays between infrastructure teams​
  • Slow progress due to outdated on-premises infrastructure and operations
  • Knowledge gap among infrastructure teams preventing the shift to automated operations​
  • Legacy operating and individual governance models
  • Increasing technical complexity and security/compliance requirements



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Diverse engineers looking at a server while holding a tablet

Our approach to private cloud

WWT's approach to private cloud has been proven to increase the speed, responsiveness and consistency of IT environments while lowering costs through automation and standardization.

Steps to private cloud success:

  1. Discover: Our experts fully assess and discover current assets and applications.
  2. Design and plan: We design and plan a private cloud architecture based on your business goals.
  3. Build and deploy: We build your private cloud infrastructure and deploy the appropriate private cloud platform.
  4. Migrate and optimize: Our experts migrate and optimize your workloads and services.
  5. Integration: We make sure the private cloud solution is integrated into your overarching cloud operating model and IT footprint.

Our private cloud capabilities

Unlike traditional consulting organizations, boutique firms or cloud service providers, WWT offers independent expertise across all areas of cloud — from strategy through execution.

Our cloud expertise is informed by three decades of building the infrastructure on which modern clouds run. We've designed, built, deployed and secured complex data center, networking and multicloud solutions for some of the biggest service providers and businesses in the world.

WWT brings together cloud service providers, ISVs, OEMs, technology platforms and industry knowledge to create a collaborative ecosystem for customers to learn about, design, build, demo and deploy innovative cloud technologies and integrated architectural solutions.

Enterprise architecture strategy

  • Cloud Discovery Workshop
  • Cloud Architecture Workshop
  • ITIL Discovery Workshop

Technology validation

  • ATC lab services engagements
    • Product comparison
    • Product benchmarking
    • Design validation
    • Functionality testing
    • Lab as a service (LaaS)
    • Proofs of concept


  • Low-level design
  • Infrastructure deployment
  • Infrastructure automation deployment
  • SDDC deployment
  • Cloud management deployment
  • DevOps platform deployment
  • Migration services

Operations & optimization

  • Infrastructure operational integration
  • Automation workflow development
  • Cloud management workflow development
  • Service management workflow development
  • Ops management integration
  • Strategic resourcing

Cloud deployment models

Cloud solutions are deployed in four primary ways today. The right model for your business will depend on your unique needs and goals. Our certified experts can help you choose, implement and optimize the right approach.

There are many paths to cloud success. Explore yours below.

Public Cloud

Public cloud is a deployment model where cloud resources (i.e., hardware, software, services) are built, owned, operated and maintained by a third-party cloud service provider. These resources are delivered for public consumption over the internet and shared by multiple organizations.

Hybrid Cloud

Hybrid cloud is a deployment model that bridges the gap between private and public clouds. Cloud resources are consumed and operated in a common way across both clouds, enabling portability of services across the various underlying cloud infrastructures.

Private Cloud

Private cloud is a deployment model where cloud resources are built and consumed exclusively by the same organization and maintained on a private network. Private clouds can be physically located on-premises in an organization’s data center or hosted by a third-party service provider.


Multicloud is a deployment model present whenever there is any combination of on-premises, off-premises and public cloud platforms, where cloud resources are spread across several cloud-hosting environments.

Key private cloud partners