Rackspace® Services for VMware Cloud™ is a cloud solution built on VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware Cloud Director™, and Dell Technologies® EMC VxRail that enables full VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) capabilities through an easy-to-use, self-service interface.

Rackspace built the Rackspace SDDC Flex on a VMware Validated Design, based on best practices, and makes deployments more predictable and lower risk. Continuous updates allow for the most current VMware capabilities throughout the lifecycle management of VMware components, thereby helping to improve your security posture.

Rackspace SDDC Flex allows you to realize the benefits of a VMware Cloud at a lower total cost of ownership and is available in Rackspace Technology data centers with flexible consumption options. Rackspace Technology handles building and managing the ongoing operations of running and optimizing VMware so that you can free up your IT resources to focus on organizational goals.

Your IT operations teams benefit from the VMware software-defined technology and the agile infrastructure deployment model for physical and virtual infrastructure that comes with working with Rackspace Technology. You can operate traditional and non-cloud-native applications with cloud-like agility without requiring IT teams to sacrifice their existing investments in VMware skills, tools, and software.

The Rackspace Data Protection service is available to all customers using Rackspace SDDC Flex. It provides image-based (snapshot) backups of the VMs provisioned in Rackspace SDDC Flex environments. After configuration, the service backs up all desired VMs daily and retains historical versions according to the selected retention policy. The service enables image-level and file-level restores so that data can be recovered as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The Rackspace Data Protection service is not yet available as a standalone product.


These guides help technical personnel responsible for working with Rackspace SDDC Flex to create and manage virtual machines (VMs), vApps, SDDCs, and organizations.

Use the following links to go directly to user and reference information for the Rackspace SDDC Flex:

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