RPC-VMware versus Server Virtualization#

RPC-VMware offers an extended level of control to customers in comparison to Rackspace Server Virtualization. The following chart illustrates the high-level differences between Server Virtualization and RPC-VMware. If you want to learn more about the VMware Server Virtualization offering, see the VMware Server Virtualization Customer Handbook. For detailed advice on selecting the correct solution for your needs, contact your Customer Success team.

Feature

VMware Server Virtualization

Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by VMware

Managed support for VMware stack and underlying hardware

Yes

Yes

Managed Guest OS-layer support (For example, OS patching)

Yes

No

Hosted catalogs

No

Customer Provided OS, and Rackspace Provided OS with Host based licensing (Optional)

Access via API

None

vSphere® API, NSX API, vSAN API, vRealize Operations Manager API, and vRealize Automation API (Optional)

Access via GUI

MyRackspace® Web Portal

vSphere® Web Interface, vRealize Operations Web Portal, and vRealize Automation Web Portal (Optional)

Single-tenant vSphere hypervisors

Yes

Yes

Storage options

Local disk, DAS, SAN, Dedicated EMC SAN, and NetApp NAS

SAN, Dedicated EMC SAN, NetApp NAS, and VMware vSAN

Networking options

Brocade, F5, and Cisco

Brocade, F5, Cisco, and NSX Software-Defined Networking

Service level options

Managed and Intensive SLA

Intensive SLA

Compatible with VMware vRA

No

Yes

Capacity planning

Rackspace assistance provided

VMware vROps included

Availability in customer’s or 3rd party data center

No

Yes