Posts Tagged ‘vmware vcloud director’

Have you heard about VMware vCloud Connector?

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Since launching our vCloud Powered® Qube Virtual Data Centre, we have successfully migrated several existing VMware environments for our customers onto the vCloud platform. The vCloud Director web interface provides great flexibility for customers to securely build & manage high-performance cloud environments and really unlocks the self-service aspect of Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

What if you have an in-house vSphere environment, a hosted private cloud or you make use of multiple vCloud providers? How can you manage all of your cloud environments and resources using the same interface?

The answer is VMware vCloud Connector. This great tool allows you to view and manage your cloud environments from a “single pane” and seamlessly spans your private vSphere and vCloud Director environments. vCloud Connector is a plugin for the VMware vSphere Client that connects to your remote vCloud environments and consolidates all of your cloud resources in one management interface.

vCloud Connector allows you to easily choose where to run your workloads, for example you could run development & QA environments on your private or in-house cloud and run your production environments on one or more of Qube’s vCloud Powered hosting platforms.

The tool allows cloud users to easily and reliably migrate Virtual Machines, vApps, and cloud server templates from a private vSphere environment to a public vCloud, and back again, freeing up your on-premise data centre resources.

Click here for a video demonstration of vCloud Connector:

Qube upgrades and expands Zurich Managed Hosting Platform

Friday, February 10th, 2012

As part of Qube’s recent data center migration to the new e-shelter facility in Zurich, Qube has upgraded storage and installed additional compute capacity on our VMware cloud hosting platform in Zurich.

The new blade server platform enables us to quickly and easily scale up the VMware cloud hosting platform as demand increases for our Qube Virtual Data Center and managed hosting services in Switzerland. With the recent product launch of Qube’s vCloud Powered infrastructure as a service offering, Qube Virtual Data Center (official VMware press release to follow) – we are now able to offer clients fully self-provisioned cloud services in Switzerland via a secure portal.

Qube’s Swiss Virtual Data Center offering allows clients to purchase the required amount of cloud resources (compute, RAM and disk storage) on the platform. Clients can then choose how they would like to allocate and provision those resources. Your Qube Virtual Data Center can be managed through a secure portal or via the API and allows clients to import and export their own templates, ISO’s images and virtual machine disks.

Qube’s upgraded Zurich cloud hosting platform uses powerful Intel Xeon E5649 Hexa-core CPU’s in dual-socket blades, each with 192GB of RAM and are now running the latest ESXi Version 5.

The new blade system also enables advanced hardware health monitoring, 4 x redundant power supply modules, N+1 networking & cooling – all ensuring that your cloud servers are performing and available 24/7.

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