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Agile Delivery and Management of VMware Private Clouds

Embrace the benefits of VMware — in your own data center, a Rackspace data center or a global colocation facility.

Our VMware certified professionals can handle the day-to-day management of your VMware software and its underlying hardware — as well as technologies like VMware vSphere®, NSX®, vSAN and the vRealize®Suite — so your teams can focus on high-value activities.

Use Cases

VMware Expertise, in Your Choice of Data Center Locations

With Rackspace Private Cloud Everywhere powered by VMware, you get a fully managed, single-tenant, dedicated VMware private cloud, in your choice of global data centers — including your own. 

This allows you to address data sovereignty requirements, while also locating cloud resources closer to your users — which can improve performance and customer satisfaction.

And because it’s built with self-contained cabinets, your VMware private cloud is designed to expand as your needs increase. This also allows you to reduce and control costs, with your choice of monthly recurring billing or consumption-based billing.

Rackspace Managed Security

Data Center Migration

Wondering how to keep up with growing demand for infrastructure while facing pressures to reduce costs? You are likely looking to the cloud to increase efficiency, boost productivity and lower costs, and realizing that not all applications are suitable for the public cloud.

Our hosted private clouds offer the benefits of the cloud combined with single-tenant customization and performance. This allows you to grow physical compute, network and storage capacity as needed, without significant investments in data center buildouts and physical hardware.

  • Easily extend VMware workloads from your on-premises data centers to off-premises environments.
  • Partner with Rackspace Professional Services to create a highly customized workload extension and migration strategy.
  • Take advantage of RackConnect Global® — the ultimate in hybrid and multi-cloud flexibility. We provide highly available, secure network connectivity between Rackspace and your on-premises data center, as well as other cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure® and Amazon Web Services.
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Test & Dev

Moving workloads to the cloud to support rapid application development and testing requires agility, scalability and security not typically available in public clouds. You also need a testing environment that runs on technology similar to your production infrastructure.

  • Get total control over your physical-to-virtual resource commitment ratios with our hosted private clouds — a capability not available in public clouds.
  • Leverage the latest VMware SDDC technology to manage the lifecycle of your agile, on-demand development environments.
  • Realize potentially significant per-VM cost savings for many development scenarios, when compared with public cloud platforms.
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Application Hosting

Not all applications are cloud-native or cloud-ready, and the benefits don’t always justify the costs involved for you to make them work. Our hosted private clouds offer an agile hosting platform for these types of applications, combining stability and predictability with the control you need.

  • Legacy applications do not have to run on legacy infrastructure. Leverage the latest VMware software-defined infrastructure to deliver application lifecycle automation and enhanced business agility.
  • When applications can’t be easily refactored for the cloud, customizable single-tenant hosting can be a viable solution.
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Data Replication

It’s not easy to find innovative ways to replicate data and maintain business continuity in the event of a disaster, often in the face of shrinking IT budgets. Our hosted private clouds offer a compelling, lower TCO approach to hosting DR infrastructure, when compared with building out a data center or colocation facility.

  • Recreate network topologies in software, rather than hardware, with VMware NSX. Lower your overall costs for DR target infrastructure.
  • Leverage Rackspace Fanatical Support® and our ability to rapidly deploy hardware in a crisis, 24x7x365.
  • Benefit from customizable architectures and our deep portfolio of storage and networking technologies from vendors such as Brocade®, Cisco®, EMC®, F5® and NetApp®. Rackspace can accommodate a wide variety of technology dependencies commonly associated with data replication and DR scenarios.
Rackspace Office

Our ability to be able to leverage that partnership [with Rackspace], and have them react quickly to support our business, in a short period of time, speaks volumes.

Michelle Pacynski

VP, Guest Facing Systems

Features

Dedicated Hardware

Hardware is not shared with other customers, so you get predictable performance and security, while simplifying software licensing. Support demanding applications with up to 56 Intel® processor cores and 1.5TB of RAM per Server

Expert Support for VMware Technology

Expert support for VMware NSX software-defined networking and VMware vSAN software-defined storage technologies. 150+ VMware Certified Professionals available to help put this technology to work for your business.

Control Without Headaches

Manage your virtual infrastructure using the same tools you use to manage VMware infrastructure in your own data center, such as VMware vSphere® and native VMware APIs.

Hardware On Demand

Grow your physical compute, network, and storage capacity in timeframes measured in hours and days, rather than the weeks, months, or quarters typical of DIY deployments in on-premises data centers.

Security and Compliance

Layer on value-added services like Rackspace Managed Security to provide deep expertise and advanced threat intelligence for help protecting your business.

Cloud Management Platform

Automate service delivery using VMware vRealize Automation. VMware vRealize Suite provides comprehensive automation, lifecycle management and policy-based governance for hybrid cloud environments.

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