Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Rackspace Launches Dedicated VMware vCenter Server

Rackspace is launching a Dedicated VMware vCenter Server service that helps enterprise customers to extend their VMware capacity off-premise. The service provides a Rackspace-hosted VMware environment that looks and feels just like an extension of the client's own data center.

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 the company's "Fanatical Support".

Rackspace noted that it hosts one of the largest VMware environments and operates the largest OpenStack-based cloud.

“This new service has been designed to enable customers to migrate workloads out of their data center and into a Rackspace data center. This allows Rackspace to do what we do best, which is providing a fully managed hybrid cloud hosting service backed by Fanatical Support with maximum uptime,” said John Engates, CTO at Rackspace. “Utilizing Rackspace’s hybrid cloud portfolio gives customers the choice to find the best fit for their applications and workloads, all while offloading data center management so that they can focus on their core business.”