MICROSOFT® CLOUD OS The Private Cloud of Choice for Windows Powered by Rackspace Microsoft® Cloud OS delivers the agility and efficiency of a public cloud, combined with the enhanced security, control, and performance of a dedicated environment. Get the power of the cloud without the pain of running it, so you can focus on your core business. Implement your very own private cloud running on Microsoft Cloud OS and backed by Fanatical Support.® • Built on familiar Microsoft technologies of Hyper-V® and System Center, this private cloud features a full, web-based interface thanks to the Window Azure® Pack, enabling user self-service. • We monitor, maintain the health of, and service your private cloud, 24x7x365. • 100% Network Uptime Guarantee and a 1-Hour Hardware Replacement Guarantee. Benefits Flexible Guest OS Management – Enable or disable guest OS support on your virtual machines based on your business needs. Guest OS support includes monitoring, backup, troubleshooting, and antivirus. SUPPORTED STORAGE ARCHITECTURE Expertise – We’re a four-time Microsoft Hosting partner of the year. We have hundreds of Microsoft Certified Professionals running thousands of Microsoft workloads every day. •Local • Direct Attached • Shared SAN • Dedicated SAN •JBOD Scalability with Availability – Scale to thousands of nodes with the Windows Azure Portal, with built-in features such as live migration and failover clustering for up to 64 nodes. Security – Get the enhanced security of a single-tenant environment with physically isolated network, compute, and storage layers. Additional hardware-based network security options are available. Key Features Built on Microsoft Hyper-V – Flexible guest VM support on private and secure hardware makes Hyper-V the hypervisor of choice for your workloads. Cloud OS builds on this platform by introducing automation, monitoring, and self-service provisioning. Self-service: Windows Azure Pack – Manage your private cloud through an easy-to-use web interface that gives you self-service provisioning and control of virtual machines, websites, database as a service, and more. Cost-effective Licensing – Hyper-V comes free with Windows— no hypervisor licenses to buy. Our host server licensing allows unlimited Windows guest operating systems at no additional cost. And the price difference between Windows DataCenter edition and the Windows version that includes Cloud OS is minimal. Managed Hyper-V Support Virtual Machine Manager Grows with You – Want to: manage servers in other Rackspace data centers from a central portal? Connect and manage servers in your own data center? Burst out to public Azure? Do all this and more with private cloud. Database as a Service – Tired of manually provisioning databases, managing their security, and figuring out connection strings? Enable DBaaS through the Windows Azure Pack, and you and your users can provision and manage Microsoft SQL Server® or MySQL® databases through a convenient web interface running on your dedicated, secure hardware. Storage Spaces – Leverage software defined storage as the data store for Microsoft Cloud OS powered by Rackspace. Data Protection Manager Orchestrator Operations Manager Service Manager Configuration Manager Custom Interface Custom Run Book Custom Solutions Toll Free: 1.800.961.2888 | International: 1.210.312.4700 | www.rackspace.com Copyright © 2014 Rackspace US, Inc. | Rackspace® and Fanatical Support® are service marks of Rackspace US, Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. All trademarks, service marks, images, products and brands remain the sole property of their respective holders. RACKSPACE® | 1 FANATICAL PLACE | CITY OF WINDCREST, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78218 U.S.A. | DATE MODIFIED: 01052015 Hyper-V Cloud OS 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Professional Services 4 4 4 4 MICROSOFT® CLOUD OS EDITION The Private Cloud of Choice for Windows Customers Powered by Rackspace Move to the cloud at your own pace with the power of the Microsoft Cloud OS powered by Rackspace. Here‘s what you get: Private/Secure – Dedicated hardware, architected for your needs Familiar – Forget about vendor lock-in with • Windows Server 2012 R2 • Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Systems Center 2012 R2 • Windows Azure Pack Extensible – Federate with on-premises clouds and Microsoft Azure A Cloud within a Cloud – Build isolated networks within your cloud Flexible – Supported by all server, storage, and networking architectures at Rackspace, including bare-metal. (pending open compute certification) • Can add hardware incrementally • Can connect across multiple datacenters Backed by Fanatical Support® – Microsoft Cloud OS edition includes full support of the Microsoft Cloud OS components.1 • Infrastructure is 100% backed 24x7x365 • Guest VM support available on your terms • Guest VMs also supported Choose the Support You Need – Go at your own pace and get the choice and support level you demand. Microsoft Hyper-V Server Powered by Rackspace • Hyper-V management • Monitored by our systems center • Available in all US data centers • Allows for flexible guest VM support • Supported by a dedicated team of Cloud OS experts Microsoft Cloud OS Powered by Rackspace • Includes everything in Hyper-V offering • Adds a private implementation of the Windows Azure Pack • Utilizes: Virtual Machine Manger, Data Protection Manager, Orchestrator, Operations Manager, Service Manager, all deployed in your private cloud Microsoft Cloud OS Professional Services – When special situations arise, you can rely on Rackspace hourly professional services. For more information or to chat with a specialist: 1-844-852-9345 or www.rackspace.com/microsoft/cloud-os 1http://www.rackspace.com/information/legal/MCPR_Software 2http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2014/04/02/april-2014-web-server-survey.html Toll Free: 1.800.961.2888 | International: 1.210.312.4700 | www.rackspace.com Copyright © 2014 Rackspace US, Inc. | Rackspace® and Fanatical Support® are service marks of Rackspace US, Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. All trademarks, service marks, images, products and brands remain the sole property of their respective holders. RACKSPACE® | 1 FANATICAL PLACE | CITY OF WINDCREST, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS 78218 U.S.A. | DATE MODIFIED: 01052015 TYPICAL USE CASES Core Infrastructure Need more raw compute power for your custom application? Microsoft Systems Center is an ideal choice whenever seasonal spikes require additional power from your hardware reserves or Microsoft Azure. Application Hosting Consisting of Microsoft SharePoint, Lync, and Exchange, the Rackspace dedicated Cloud Office product is the ultimate application for the Microsoft Cloud OS platform. Web Hosting Already the Internet’s second-ranked WEB server as of April 2014,2 Microsoft is projected to overtake Apache within the year. Host your production, QA, and Dev environments on Systems Center with confidence. Database Hosting Together, System Center, Windows Azure Pack, SQL Server, and/or MySQL Server deliver the essential environment to architect an enterprise-grade SQL database service. Bring your organization into the cloud era, while maintaining private-cloud security. Natively manage database servers through Systems Center or create a DBaaS. Disaster Recovery Consider using Microsoft virtualization stack for disaster recovery. Build out these critical environments using technologies you already know and trust, such as PowerShell and Windows Server, on a platform you already have a license.
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