In CDP, a private cloud environment is an association between a data lake and multiple compute resources. You can register as many environments as you require.
An environment is a local construct that groups resources such as Machine Learning workspaces or Data Warehouse warehouses within a data center or cloud region. Each environment talks to one SDX residing in a base cluster. For private cloud environments, resources include compute clusters such as Kubernetes as well as Data Lake clusters in CDP. These resources typically reside within the same physical location to minimize network latencies between compute and storage. Compute workloads are deployed within these environments.
A workload receives access to a Kubernetes cluster for compute purposes and a Data Lake cluster for storage, metadata, and security purposes within the environment in which it is deployed. Admins can define user permissions and set resource quotes in each environment.