vCloud is Sure International’s range of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) products that gives you the benefits of a world-class IT environment without giving you the expense, complexity and responsibility of infrastructure ownership.
Removing the responsibility of ownership +
Perhaps vCloud’s greatest benefit is its flexibility which enables you to change your infrastructure as and when the business demands.
It doesn’t matter whether your organisation wants short-term compute capacity for specific projects or to remove the cost and burden of managing server infrastructure, Sure’s IaaS solutions give you the ability quickly to turn on the tap to extra capacity and is particularly suitable for production, testing and development, as well as for disaster recovery.
IaaS gives you a powerful and flexible on-demand cloud infrastructure that is
- Cost effective
- Scalable and flexible
- Resilient and secure
- ISO 27001-accredited
Resource Pool +
You can build your own virtual data centre with Sure’s vCloud Resource Pool.
Designed for flexibility, vCloud Resource Pool lets you control your resources. You can bring more computing power online, increase or decrease your RAM and SAN storage requirements and configure and deploy virtual machines, all at the touch of a button.
You can create, resize, redeploy, or delete virtual machines as required, create your own networks and install features such as firewalling, NAT and DHCP within your virtual datacentre.
All of this is controlled with VMware’s vCloud Director, a web-based self-service portal that gives you direct access to catalogues of preconfigured, on-demand infrastructure and application templates such as virtual appliances, virtual machines, operating system images and other media.
Pay As You Go (PAYG) +
vCloud PAYG ensures that you only pay for the resources you’ve used in the preceding month. It gives you all of the control that you expect from vCloud and uses ‘per hour’ billing to keep you in control of the finances. You pay by the hour for the virtual CPU, memory and disk consumed.
vCloud PAYG is ideal for test and development environments and can dramatically reduce disaster recovery system costs.