VMware Private Cloud Hosting FAQs

Q: What is a VMware private cloud?
A:
A private cloud is a cloud computing platform dedicated to your organization. Cybercon data center hosted private cloud provides you the freedom to choose: network routers and switches, firewalls, server hardware, storage systems, and cloud computing software. Our solutions are built to give you the power to construct and manage clouds across your internal data centers and Cybercon data center — on terms that you control. That means you can keep a handle on compliance, security, and costs. And you can let your business needs drive your IT strategy, instead of having IT limit your options.

Cybercon's VMware private cloud hosting provides data center infrastructure, cloud computing hardware, VMware cloud computing software, and 24x7x365 live onsite tech support.

Q: What is a blade server?
A:
A blade server is a stripped-down server computer with a modular design optimized to minimize the use of physical space and energy. Like a standard server, a blade server has its own motherboard, CPUs, RAMs, hard drives, and network adapters. You will have KVM over IP access of a blade server, watch and config its system BIOS, install your preferred server operating system on it. Unlike a standard server, a blade server does not have its own server case. it shares the server case and power supplies with other blade servers. Cybercon blade servers are powered by six power supplies with three on A power source and three on B power source. Cybercon A+B power sources are served by two parallel power feeds with two separate PDUs, two separate UPSes, two separate power generators, and two separate electric utility feeds.

Q: Can we buy or use our own VMware cloud software?
A:
Yes, you can buy or use your own VMware cloud software. If you already have a VMware vCenter server, you can use it to manage your VMware Private Cloud at Cybercon.

Q: How fast can you replace a failed hardware of a VMware private cloud?
A:
VMware Private cloud can be built with complete redundancy and automatic failover: redundant Internet uplinks, redundant stackable switches, redundant firewalls with HA, redundant server hosts, redundant storage systems, and cloud computing software that support high availability and fault tolerant. For Cybercon managed hardware for your private cloud, we offer One Hour Hardware Replacement Guarantee! In the event of a hardware failure, Cybercon will repair or replace the failed parts or servers within one hour - 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Q: What power options do you offer to your private cloud customers?
A:
We offer both 120 Volt and 208 Volt power sources to our private cloud hosting customers. We also offer dual power sources (A/B Power Sources) which are from two separate PDUs, two separate UPSes, two separate power generators with two separate ATSes, and two separate utility grids.

Q:  We have VMware Virtual Machine images, can we send them to you so we don't have to reinstall anything?

A:   Yes, you can transfer your VMware Virtual Machine images to your VMware Private Cloud. They will be identical to your old VMware Virtual Machines. You don't need to reinstall any applications except re-configuring the IP address.

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