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LeaseWeb's New vCloud Offers Fast, Cost-effective VMware-based Private Cloud

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 9, 2016

AMSTERDAM, NLD: LeaseWeb, one of the largest hosting brands, has launched vCloud, an easier, faster and cost-effective way for enterprises to deploy a VMware-based private cloud environment. vCloud provides a mid-point solution between LeaseWeb's existing CloudStack private cloud hosting platform and its VMware-powered custom cloud. vCloud is specifically designed for organizations seeking a resource-based, flat-fee private cloud option.

vCloud offers flexibility to enterprises that are already running ‒ or want to run ‒ VMware; for example, letting them easily create hybrid environments with a combination of bare metal and cloud servers. Flat pricing and ease of implementation are the other key features of vCloud suite. Users find it easy to define their own instances, configure storage and network capacities, and deploy dedicated firewalls and load balancers because of seamless integration and APIs.

“LeaseWeb’s vCloud enables enterprises to quickly deploy and deliver private cloud-based resources, without the typically long and complex design and build process, all at a fixed price,” said Robert van der Meulen, Manager of Cloud for LeaseWeb. He further adds that, “As with our CloudStack-based offering, this allows customers to know exactly what they will be paying for their cloud services at the end of every month.” With SMB and enterprise users in mind, vCloud is designed on existing VMware-based infrastructure and brand requirements, which also address the needs of those who are seeking to implement new solutions using VMware.
vCloud’s key features include powerful API, extensive GUI, dedicated resources, fault tolerant design, snapshot management, firewalls, VPN, load balancer, and virtual networking. From enabling the user to create the most powerful infrastructure management solutions quickly and easily on the virtue of Powerful API to scaling application development with the help from load balancer; the key features aptly address the user needs. “The adaptability of vCloud helps enterprises make more efficient use of their resources,” van der Meulen said. “At the same time, the flat-fee structure reduces costs by eliminating the need to invest upfront in costly hardware, software licenses and other resources. Our customers know exactly what they’re getting – scalable infrastructure with enterprise-class reliability.”

LeaseWeb’s vCloud is available effective immediately in the Netherlands, and is expected to roll out to customers in the U.S.and Singapore within the next few months, with availability in other markets to follow.