Consolidating databases onto a private cloud is a new model for the delivery of database services. Private clouds consolidate servers, storage, operating systems, databases, and mixed workloads onto a shared hardware and software infrastructure. Deploying databases on a consolidated private cloud enables IT departments to improve quality of service levels and reduce capital and operating costs. Consolidation can be achieved through server, operating system, and database consolidation, and the higher the consolidation density achieved, the greater the return on investment (ROI). This white paper describes how to successfully consolidate your database onto a private cloud through several deployment models.