VMware vSphere

Casbay’s high availability servers are built on VMware. It is the efficient and secure platform for your entire app portfolio.

VMware vSphere

With Casbay’s VMware vSphere, you’ll get your own rack with personalized CPU, RAM and access to the network. Packages of resources allow you to run several VMs on your private cloud infrastructure. Set up any form of VM with your chosen operating system, and have complete freedom to assign resources such as CPU and memory as required. You can also individually customize the storage space and network traffic to build the ideal business environment–with the option of installing dedicated firewalls and load balancers.

We’ll have the layer of hardware and virtualization, as well as a dedicated engineering team to track it for you. You’ll have peace of mind with just our Simple SLA, but you’ll also have upgrading choices to choose from for those who want that little bit more.

Key Features

High Availability (HA)

With VMware vSphere, it improves the reliability of the environment due to it’s high availability. Highly Available servers aim to reduce downtime in the event of a hardware failure. In addition, VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi hosts organized in clusters share computer resources that are held within them The virtual machines on the host will start running automatically on an alternate ESXi host that is within that cluster if that host experiences unexpected downtime. When HA comes into play, a machine will be migrated and restarted on to an alternative host. High Availability provides a means of keeping virtual machines running even in the event of a hardware failure. This is an extremely important function for environments where their computers can not survive with downtime.

Fault Tolerance (FT)

The Fault Tolerance allows a virtual machine (VM) to persist through a hardware failure, just like High Availability. High Availability Fault Tolerance utilizes resources so that VMs can still be powered on from a new host in the event of a hardware failure. Furthermore, Fault Tolerance is a live shadow instance of a VM that runs on a secondary host. Even if a host unexpectedly fails, Fault Tolerance allows the VM to continue running without any data loss or connectivity to the end user or the VM.

vMotion

vMotion is a feature within VMware that allows the virtual machine to be transferred live from one ESXi host to another without interrupting the services offered by the VM. When using vMotion to move a VM, there is little or no interruption in operation–typically only a few packets are lost and the end user shouldn’t even notice the change. It helps administrators to delete VMs from a host that may or may not function properly.

Storage vMotion

Storage vMotion is used for migrating data to another datastore on a connected disk, which is a similar feature to vMotion. It performs similar to vMotion, however, it provides administrators with the ability to manage storage issues like high latency.

Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)

Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) is a load-balancing feature which utilizes vMotion to allow a cluster of VMware ESXi hosts to distribute workload across an environment automatically. Moreover, DRS gauges the combined use of vCPU and vRAM across virtual machines that are running in the environment and most efficiently spreads them across the hosts. Hence, t his ensures that an individual host’s resources are not overburdened, when another host is operating under a light load.

Full Features

FEATURE

DESCRIPTION

Powerful API

Reduce manual maintenance activities by using the vCenter API, or automate in Powershell using PowerCLI cmdlets. Using automated tools to monitor your network or combine your private cloud with your own systems.

DDoS IP Protection

DDoS IP Protection mitigates attacks on your cloud dedicated to VMware via volumetric, protocol-based, and application layer. To all clouds dedicated to VMware our standard DDoS IP protection is included.

Management Portal

Direct access to the vCenter is given for managing your dedicated VMware server. This industry standard interface is used to accomplish several things, such as building a VM, models, screenshots and more.

On Demand Virtual Data center Hosting

Provides users with practically unlimited resources for computation – on demand, as needed and billed by actual use.

vMotion

Migrate virtual machines driven onto another host with zero downtime.

Storage vMotion

Migrate virtual machines diles from one datastore to another with no service interruption.

Dynamic Resource Scheduler

Take advantage of VMware DRS (Dynamic Resource Scheduler) technology, which dynamically manages the load on the cluster by workload. To split vital VM’s on different host, set affinity rules to hold VM’s together on a hypervisor or anti-affinity law.

Broad network Capabilities

Help to networking specified by software using VLANs. To full customizability, your dedicated environment can be extended with internal switches, firewalls, and load balancers.

Catalogs & Templates

You can easily build predefined models for efficient virtual machine deployments using the vCenter web client. Templates can be generated by adding an ISO guest operating system to a blank VM or directly from existing cloud VMs. Tailor the template further using the built-in guest configuration feature of VMware to tailor the prototype to your needs. Use vApps to merge different virtual machines into a single application.

Snapshot Management

Take several snapshots of your VM and with any snapshot you create easily switch between points in time. Time-up tasks to create snapshots automatically

High Availability

High Availability is designed to reduce downtime on VM. In the case that the current hosts malfunction, VM’s are automatically powered-on to another server. Better uptime possible by configuring fault tolerance VM, where a second VM is automatically generated in the cluster and the first VM is kept in sync. vCenter turns automatically over to the standby VM if the first VM crashes. Additionally reduce downtime by developing rules for affinity / anti-affinity to ensure that essential VM runs on separate hosts in our cluster.

Backup & Restore (optional)

To back up your system, use VEEAM Enterprise Backup Solution.

DRaaS - Disaster recovery as a service

Protect your systems and data from interruption, and maintain business continuity for your company. With our VMware Private Cloud DR solution, you’ll benefit from RPOs and RTO’s that meet industry expectations without complicated setup or maintenance and minimal effect on apps and resources. We will track and manage the entire DR environment while you are in charge of which VMs you wish to protect and are responsible for failover whenever needed.