From: Wayne Shaw, Platform Engineer
Last week we proudly announced the launch of our Cloud Private product. Simply, it is as a dedicated pool of resources (CPU, memory, storage, and network) for running your applications in a Cloud Environment. All of the same enterprise class infrastructure components that exist in our multi-tenant Cloud Enterprise offering are there in Cloud Private, except in a dedicated, managed environment.
Proven redundancies are built throughout the infrastructure, including redundant network paths to our core networks, HA firewalls, redundant network uplinks on each cloud node, HA cloud server nodes, and multipath fibre channel connections to SAN storage.
100% of the resources are dedicated and guaranteed to be there when you need them at all times, from CPU cycles to storage I/O. From a performance standpoint, the possibility your applications and VMs ever being in contention for resources with other tenants in the Cloud is eliminated. Therefore you don’t have to worry your peak traffic periods conflicting with high traffic periods of other tenants in the Cloud.
As Adam mentioned in the previous blog post, all of the great Cloud related portal enhancements his team has been working on have now been extended to Cloud Private environments. A few examples are:
- current and historical resource usage of your VMs
- self service rapid virtual machine deployments from our product catalog
- virtual machine snapshot management
- reconfiguration of virtual machine resources
- virtual machine power state management
You can now leverage all of these self service Cloud management portal features in a dedicated, Cloud Private environment. In addition to those features, you can monitor the consumption of resources from your dedicated resource pool so that you’ll have visibility and awareness of when it’s time to add or remove resources from your Cloud Private environment.
Scaling resources in Cloud Private offering is extremely flexible and typically does not require any service interruption. Additional CPU, memory, network, or storage resources can be added to your dedicated pool of resources as needed without having to take any production applications offline for maintenance. This offering can be geographically dispersed across multiple sites if desired and is fully compatible in a hybrid environment, such as the addition physical database servers or co-located purpose built hardware devices.
All components of the infrastructure, including the virtual machine OS and software, are fully supported in a managed offering. If at any time assistance is needed with managing any piece of this infrastructure, our support staff if there to help.
For more information about Cloud Private offering, please visit: http://hosting.com/cloudhosting/private/