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Compare Managed Private Cloud technology stacks

Rackspace® Private Cloud powered by
VMware vCloud®

Best for...

Organizations that place strong value on proven technology and industry maturity and that want elevated control of their environment, while offloading day-to-day management of virtual machines

Common uses

  • Dev, test, and legacy production workloads
  • Web tier applications (LAMP stack, IIS + SQL Server)
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Data center consolidation
  • Data analytics
  • Collaboration (Microsoft SharePoint or Exchange)
  • Ecommerce applications
  • Packaged applications

Rackspace® Private Cloud powered by
Microsoft® Cloud Platform

Best for...

Organizations that place strong value on proven technology and industry maturity and that want elevated control of their environment, while offloading day-to-day management of virtual machines

Common uses

    • Dev, test, and legacy production workloads
    • Web tier applications (LAMP stack, IIS + SQL Server)
    • Hybrid cloud
    • Data center consolidation
    • Data analytics
    • Disaster recovery to the public cloud
    • Collaboration (Microsoft SharePoint or Exchange)
    • Geographic redundancy between Rackspace data centers
    • Ecommerce applications
    • Packaged applications
    • Database as a Service (SQL, MySQL)

Rackspace® Private Cloud
powered by OpenStack®

Best for...

Organizations building cloud-native applications, usually that scale horizontally and have built-in application-level redundancy

Common uses

  • Test and dev environments
  • CI/CD
  • Web tier applications (LAMP stack)
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Data center consolidation
  • Big Data (Hadoop, Cassandra, Mongo)
  • SaaS
  • Online content creation and delivery (such as developing and powering online games)
  • Ecommerce applications
  • Packaged applications
  • Rich media (encoding and delivery)
  • Object storage

Support and features

Managed support
by Rackspace for:
Rackspace® Private Cloud powered by
VMware vCloud®
Rackspace® Private Cloud powered by
Microsoft® Cloud Platform
Rackspace® Private Cloud
powered by OpenStack®
Guest VMs
  • Windows
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • CentOS
  • Windows
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • CentOS
Hypervisor ESXi 5.5 Hyper-V KVM
Infrastructure
  • Network
  • Server
  • Storage
  • Network
  • Server
  • Storage
  • Network
  • Server
  • Storage
API
  • vCloud API
  • POWERSHELL
  • REST API
  • OpenStack API
VM images provided by Rackspace or you Rackspace or you You
Management interface
  • vCloud web portal
  • System Center
  • Windows Azure Pack (portal)
  • OpenStack Horizon
Rackspace support at
your data center
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Features Rackspace® Private Cloud powered by
VMware vCloud®
Rackspace® Private Cloud powered by
Microsoft® Cloud Platform
Rackspace® Private Cloud
powered by OpenStack®
Service catalog
Guest VM support/backups
vMotion/Live migration
Open source
VM high availability & redundancy
Hypervisor high availability & redundancy
Self-service portal
API uptime SLA

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