In CDP, a private cloud environment is a logical entity that represents the association of your Private Cloud user account with multiple compute resources using which you can provision and manage workloads such as Data Warehouse, Data Engineering, and Machine Learning. You can register as many environments as you require.

Registering an environment provides CDP with access to your user account and identifies the resources in your user account that CDP services can access or provision. For private cloud environments, resources include compute clusters such as Kubernetes as well as Data Lake clusters in CDP. 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. Administrators can define user permissions and set resource quotas in each environment.