Rackspace, the managed cloud computing company will begin to offer Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware vCloud to Australia in the fourth quarter of 2015. Rackspace Private Cloud was launched in the U.S. in January with the motive of offering greater control and security. It also comes with flexibility, scalability and resource optimization typical of shared cloud offerings. Rackspace partnered with VMware after its reinvestment in its Sydney datacenters in May, including the development of a second datacenter and existing data hall expansion to help with hosting new offerings such as VMware vCloud.
Angus Dorney, the director and GM of Rackspace Australia and New Zealand said, “Rackspace offers Australian customers a single-tenant private cloud that includes physical hardware isolation from the firewall to the storage layer. This eliminates issues common to shared infrastructure, like the ‘noisy neighbour’ effect, helping to increase security and performance.” With the help of their control, customers can use the vCloud API to third-party orchestration tools and introduce policy-based governance. In addition, Rackspace lets customers to provide hosted catalogs and self-service to give business units more control over their IT services.