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Rackspace now offers Dedicated VMware vCloud

Rackspace has announced the unlimited availability of Dedicated VMware vCloud, the most recent addition to its Managed Private Cloud portfolio.

Dedicated vCloud is a single-tenant, hosted environment that enables enterprises to take the next step in virtualisation by offering advanced automation, self-service, hosted catalogues and access to the vCloud API and vCloud web portal.

Arrian Mehis, general manager, VMware Practice at Rackspace, said: "Rackspace takes a rather unique approach by offering customers a single-tenant private cloud that includes physical hardware isolation from the firewall to the storage layer. This eliminates issues common to shared infrastructure like the "noisy neighbour" effect and it helps increase security, which is top of mind for everyone these days."

Dedicated vCloud is said to enhance control by allowing the customer to integrate a third-party orchestration tool and to introduce policy-based governance. Additionally, hosted catalogues and self-service are available via the vCloud stack.

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"This helps central IT deliver services to business units more efficiently and quickly. It also maintains the governance that comes with offering only IT-approved images and vApps, meters compute usage, and controls VM size options and lease times," said Mehis.

Dedicated vCloud will also help some enterprises protect existing investments in VMware vCloud Director. Mehis said: "A lot of companies have already purchased compatible commercial-off-the-shelf software and tooled for the vCloud API."

"Dedicated vCloud allows them to extend their on-premise environments into a Rackspace data centre using public and private catalogues to synchronize images and vApps among their hybrid cloud environments."

Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware, said: "As one of VMware’s largest vCloud Air Network service providers and the leader in managed cloud, we are pleased to expand our strategic partnership with Rackspace to help accelerate enterprise customer’s adoption of the hybrid cloud."

"Rackspace offers enterprises a fully managed private cloud powered by VMware vCloud leveraging hybrid cloud services and backed by Fanatical Support. By offloading infrastructure management to Rackspace, customers can now focus their resources on growing their core business."
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