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Savvis Launches Cloud Data Center Services Built on vCloud Director 5.1

Savvis Launches Cloud Data Center Services Built on vCloud Director 5.1

Cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions provider Savvis has launched  Savvis Cloud Data Center, a virtual data center service built on VMware vCloud Director 5.1 and Cisco’s Unified Data Center technologies.

Some of the key features of Savvis Cloud Data Center are:

1] It uses VMware’s vCloud Director 5.1 cloud stack on top of infrastructure from Cisco, Intel and Dell to simplify infrastructure provisioning and enables IT to move at the speed of business.

2] It deploys  VMware’s  Linked Clone technology, enabling  end users are able to rapidly clone base vApps into children vApps by only storing changes made by children and reading all other data from the base. This enables significant storage savings for IT and acceleration for end users who have highly cloned applications.

3] End users can unwind changes made to a virtual machine for rapid destructive testing without the need to re-provision multiple times.

Designed for customers who rely on VMware technologies, Savvis Cloud Data Center streamlines extensions into the cloud with easy-to-use familiar interfaces and tools for scaling performance to their needs.
– Andrew Higginbotham, Chief technology officer, Savvis.

4] Administrators can group users into organizations  representing any policy group such as a business unit, division or subsidiary company. Each has isolated virtual resources, independent LDAP-authentication, specific policy controls, and unique catalogs. These features enable a multi-tenant environment with multiple organizations sharing the same infrastructure.

5] Administrators can also  allow  users to log-in once and then access all instances of vCenter Server and vCloud Director without the need for further authentication.

6] It simplifies workload migration and integration and enables users to flexibly build software-defined data center services that manage compute capabilities, storage, network connectivity and security operations.

7] Initially available in London, Washington DC and Frankfurt, Savvis Cloud Data Center’s pricing starts from $67/Month.

“Businesses are looking to migrate applications hosted on-premise into the cloud using a variety of hybrid solutions,” said Andrew Higginbotham, Chief technology officer, Savvis.

“Designed for customers who rely on VMware technologies, Savvis Cloud Data Center streamlines extensions into the cloud with easy-to-use familiar interfaces and tools for scaling performance to their needs,” he added.

“Cloud Data Center, built on vCloud Director® 5.1, can provide businesses with a simple and flexible platform for hybrid cloud delivery that enables control and choice on where to run applications and effective asset protection through true data center extensibility,” said Dave O’Callaghan, Senior vice president, Global Channels and Alliances, VMware.

Savvis has data centers across North America, Europe and Asia. Here is more information on Savvis’ Cloud Data Center.

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