A Private Cloud environment gives organisations their own cloud infrastructure to use as they wish. Unlike the Public Cloud with which you have to share the Cloud infrastructure with other users, the Private Cloud is completely isolated and is developed to meet the specific needs of an organisation. One of the most common reasons for customers choosing Cloud hosting is the amount of storage that the environment can achieve. One of the biggest demands of any modern business is storage capacity as crucial business information is stored electronically more often than not, and when you consider the number of documents the average business has archived, that can add up to a massive storage requirement. Whilst Cloud hardware nodes take care of the hosting of the Virtual Machines themselves, storage is handled by specific machines known as SANs (Storage Area Networks); the purpose of hosting storage separately to the main hardware nodes is that SANs can provide greater redundancy for critical business information along with greater data security.