NOTICE: Rackspace Engineers will be performing a scheduled maintenance on the infrastructure for and on October 23, 2018 and October 24, 2018. During this maintenance, both sites will be down for a few hours between 10:00 PM CDT and 8:00 AM CDT, and customers will not be able to access the How-To or the API documentation. If you have any questions or concerns in regard to this maintenance, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our support team.

VMware Server Virtualization

Rackspace Managed Virtualization services offer a customizable infrastructure that can be architected to support even the most demanding workloads. Our experienced engineers are available 24x7x365 to help architect, deploy, and troubleshoot your hosted VMware® environment.

VMware Server Virtualization

VMware Server Virtualization is a simple, easy-to-consume, managed VMware environment that’s perfect for small and medium-sized businesses that want to offload the maintenance and monitoring of the guest operating system (OS), VMware software stack, and underlying hardware to Rackspace. For more information, see the following resources:

VMware Server Virtualization versus Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by VMware

Feature VMware Server Virtualization Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by VMware
Managed support for VMware stack and underlying hardware Yes Yes
Managed guest OS-layer support
(for example, OS patching)
Yes No
Hosted catalogs No - Customer-provided OS
- Rackspace-provided OS with host-based licensing (optional)
Self-service portal No Yes
Access via API None - vSphere® API
- vCloud® API (optional)
- NSX™ API (optional)
- vSAN API (optional)
- vRealize API (optional)
Access via GUI MyRackspace® Web Portal - vSphere Web Interface
- vCloud Web Portal (optional)
- vRealize Operations Web Portal (optional)
- vRealize Web Portal (optional)
Single-tenant vSphere hypervisors Yes Yes
Storage options - Local disk
- Dedicated EMC SAN
- NetApp NAS
- Dedicated EMC SAN
- NetApp NAS
- VMware vSAN
Networking options - Brocade®
- F5®
- Cisco
- Brocade
- F5
- Cisco
- NSX Software-Defined Networking
Service level options - Managed SLA
- Intensive SLA
- Intensive SLA
Compatible with VMware vRA No Yes
Capacity planning Rackspace assistance provided VMware vROps Included
Automation tools No - vApp Deployment Automation (optional vCloud Director)
- vRealize Automation (optional)
- Chef® / Ansible® / Puppet plug-in Ecosystem

More information

For more information, see the following forum: