RackForce, hybrid Cloud and hosting provider has launched a new version of it’s Virtual Data Center Services-named vCloud-E. According to the official press release, vCloud-E is delivered on the VMware vCloud suite and provides higher performance, greater scalability and increased manageability. Customers running on RackForce’s previous Virtual Data Center products have an option of migrating to vCloud-E at their convenience.
vCloud-E is delivered on premium infrastructure with the following platform features:
- Compute – Intel Westmere and Sandy Bridge
- Storage – Choice of 4 performance tiers
- Resiliency – compute nodes operated in High Availability (HA) mode; all hardware supported by dual path power
- Network – Multiple 10Gbs connections from diverse carriers
- Virtualization – Industry leading VMware vSphere
- Management – RackForce manages the hardware infrastructure, VMware layer and connection to the Internet
The new service gives customers VMware vCloud Director management access and provides customers a wide pool of resources. With this access, customers can deploy and operate Virtual Machines and services in a self-service model. Some advantages of vCloud-E are:
- Services can be deployed from pre-built images, thereby greatly speeding deployment, increasing quality and enforcing security policies.
- Resources assigned to VDCs are highly scalable and can grow with customers’ business needs.
- Customers can focus on their applications and unique services as RackForce has the onus of managing the infrastructure – facility, hardware, virtualization layer and connection to the Internet.
- Administrators can migrate workloads between Virtual Data Centers as the vCloud architecture supports open standards like vCloud API and Open Virtualization Format (OVF).
- vCloud-E can scale up to 48 vCPU and 512GB of RAM in a standard configuration. Custom Solutions have relatively greater scalability.
RackForce delivers vCloud-E from its data centers in Kelowna, British Columbia and Barrie, Ontario, Canada. For more information, please click here.