Extend On-Premise VMware Environments To The Hybrid Cloud

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Brent Scotten | August 20, 2013 10:30 am

Today we extend even more choice to your enterprise with the launch of Dedicated VMware® vCenter Server™. The offering forms part of the growing number of hosting options in our hybrid cloud[1] portfolio, giving you the best fit solution for extending your VMware capacity off-premise, while still maintaining the same level of control, agility and governance you are used to in your own data centers.

Dedicated vCenter makes a Rackspace-hosted VMware environment look and feel just like an extension of your own data center. You have the power to manage hosted VMware environments by using existing VMware tools or third-party service catalogs through the dedicated VMware vCenter Server API. This means you can provision VMs in minutes with familiar orchestration tools and gain visibility into costs and usage for on- or off-premise VMware environments through a single user interface.

The Rackspace-hosted VMs are pro-actively supported by VMware Certified Professionals (VCPs) up to the guest-OS layer, and backed by a 100 percent network uptime guarantee and enterprise-grade SLA, along with our award-winning Fanatical Support.

Dedicated VMware vCenter Server[2] is available today as part of our Rackspace Managed Virtualization[3] service portfolio.

Extending your VMware environments to Rackspace can accelerate your journey to the hybrid cloud. Migrating workloads out of your data center and into ours gives you access to a fully managed hybrid cloud portfolio of services, and gives you the choice to extend to public or private clouds in the future. With our hybrid cloud, we offer you solutions that are the best fit for your workloads and give you the freedom to focus on your core business rather than managing your data center operations.

Our hybrid cloud portfolio comprises bare-metal dedicated servers, servers virtualized by VMware and public and private clouds powered by OpenStack. Ultimately, the hybrid cloud is about choice and flexibility for your workloads and applications, and with Dedicated VMware vCenter Server, we give you a new choice in where you deploy your workloads.

At VMworld 2013[4] in San Francisco next week, we’ll be demonstrating the power and capabilities of Dedicated VMware vCenter Server along with two compatible, third-party orchestration tools. Join us in our booth (#2404) Monday, August 26 through Wednesday, August 28 at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Each day from noon to 1 p.m., and from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., we’ll highlight Dedicated vCenter with ServiceMesh Agility Platform™; and from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., we’ll showcase Dedicated vCenter with VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ (vCAC).

Endnotes:
  1. hybrid cloud: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/hybrid/
  2. Dedicated VMware vCenter Server: http://www.rackspace.com/managed-virtualization/dedicated-vcenter/
  3. Rackspace Managed Virtualization: http://www.rackspace.com/managed-virtualization/
  4. VMworld 2013: http://www.vmworld.com/community/conference/us/

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