Private clouds are for the helicopter parents of cloud admins. These IT pros are the type to keep everything within arms’ reach and on a leash -- dogs, children, keys, you name it. Afraid of releasing your data to a public cloud? Need to constantly monitor it? Instead of putting a GPS tracker on cloud-based data, keep it locked tight on-premises with private cloud. These chained-in, restrained cloud environments are protected behind a firewall, allowing IT admins to maintain control.