About VMware Server Virtualization#
Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware allows IT organizations to benefit from the capabilities of a VMware based private cloud, without having to invest time, energy, and resources building and managing the ongoing operations of running and optimizing VMware software and the underlying physical infrastructure that powers it. This freesup your staff to focus on higher value activities such as automating service delivery and other innovation initiatives so that you can deliver great outcomes for your business at a lower TCO and with less risk when compared to building it yourselfin your own datacenter.
IT operations teams get to benefit from VMware’s software-defined technology and the agile infrastructure deployment model for physical hardware that comes with working with Rackspace. Legacy and non-cloud-native applications can be operated with cloud-like agility, without requiring IT teams to sacrifice their existing investments in VMware skills, tools, and software. RPC-VMware is built on VMware Cloud Foundation validated designs, allowing for predictable low-risk deployments, continuous updates for the most up-to-date VMware capabilities, as well as improved lifecycle management of VMware components.
VMware Server Virtualization versus RPC-VMware#
|Feature||VMware Server Virtualization||Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by VMware|
|Managed support for VMware stack and underlying hardware||Yes||Yes|
|Managed Guest OS-layer support (For example, OS patching)||Yes||No|
|Hosted catalogs||No||Customer-provided OS and Rackspace-provided OS with host-based licensing (optional)|
|Access via API||None||vSphere® API, vCloud API (Optional), NSX API (Optional), vSAN API (Optional), and vRealize API (Optional)|
|Access via GUI||MyRackspace® Web Portal||vSphere® Web Interface, vCloud Web Portal (Optional), vRealize Operations Web Portal (Optional), and vRealize Web Portal (Optional)|
|Single-tenant vSphere hypervisors||Yes||Yes|
|Storage options||Local disk, DAS, SAN, Dedicated EMC SAN, and NetApp NAS||SAN, Dedicated EMC SAN, NetApp NAS, and VMware vSAN|
|Networking options||Brocade, F5, and Cisco||Brocade, F5, Cisco, and NSX Software-Defined Networking|
|Service level options||Managed and Intensive SLA||Intensive SLA|
|Compatible with VMware vRA||No||Yes|
|Capacity planning||Rackspace assistance provided||VMware vROps included|
|Automation tools||No||vApp Deployment Automation (Optional vCloud Director), vRealize Automation (Optional), Chef / Ansible / Puppet Plugin Ecosystem|
If you want to learn more about the Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware offering, see the Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware Customer Handbook.