The introduction of Rackspace’s hosted Dedicated VMware vCenter Server will allow IT staff to control their VMware environments from a data center run by the vendor….
The introduction of Rackspace’s hosted Dedicated VMware vCenter Server will allow IT staff to control their VMware environments from a data center run by the vendor.
As enterprises move IT infrastructure out of their own data centers, vendors are offering a growing list of alternatives that in Rackspace’s world includes hybrid clouds, which combine public and private clouds, and dedicated hosting. The latest addition to the latter offering is Dedicated VMware vCenter Server, which allows IT departments to retain full control with the tools they are used to without having to bother with the underlying infrastructure.
“Many of our customers have large VMware installations in-house today, and they have made significant investments in that and don’t want to throw it away,” said Andrew Wing, senior product manager at Rackspace.
For companies that want to stick with VMware, but don’t want to expand their data centers or have data centers at all, Rackspace already offers managed virtualization based on VMware vSphere 5.1. The addition of vCenter builds on that. From a single console, administrators can control virtual servers running in-house and in Rackspace’s data centers. It is also possible to mix vCenter servers that run in an enterprise’s own data center and ones that are hosted by Rackspace.