Liquid Web, a managed hosting and managed application services provider, has released their new ‘Managed Private Cloud’ powered by VMware and NetApp. Liquid Web’s Managed Private Cloud would offer “enterprise-level” features and functionality “at affordable prices” to small to midsize business.
The new VMware Private Cloud delivered by Liquid Web is a VMware environment that makes it possible to provision multiple virtual machines from a single cluster of physical servers. The server nodes will support both Windows and Linux VMs, which can be used concurrently on the same hardware.
According to Liquid Web, a private cloud is a preferred choice when security, performance, high-availability, and scalability are a top priority. Mission-critical applications, regulatory and compliance requirements, and disaster recovery (DR) would be just a few of the reasons to utilize this type of solution.
“Today’s customers are not only looking for security and flexibility with a private cloud but also the management that frees them up to focus on their business,” said Melanie Purkis, Director of Managed Hosting Products, Liquid Web. “Managed hosting and services comprise the core of Liquid Web. That makes this new offering a perfect fit for our customers. The Private Cloud powered by VMware and NetApp will allow our customers all the benefits of a traditional public cloud – workload flexibility, scalability, and rapid provisioning – with the security of an isolated, high-performance dedicated infrastructure.”
The Liquid Web Managed Private Cloud powered by VMware and NetApp would offer 3 key benefits:
- Private Cloud Management- Liquid Web will manage the entire infrastructure, including all hardware, the VMware virtualization platform and the operating systems on the VMs themselves. All services are proactively monitored 24/7/365.
- Efficiency and Security – Each single-tenant Private Cloud solution includes a firewall, load balancer, and a dedicated vCenter for VMs to isolate infrastructure and safeguard data.
- Performance – The server node is built on premium dedicated server hardware along with “ultra-fast” NetApp SAN storage for VMs to deliver “maximum speed, scalability, and reliability.”
“We are excited about the opportunity Private Cloud powered by VMware and NetApp will allow our customers,” said Kelly Goolsby, Director of Enterprise Sales and Solution Architecture, Liquid Web. “It will give customers flexibility without the complexity of exploring private, hybrid, and multi-cloud solutions.”