Highlights of C7′s virtualization and private cloud solutions include:
- Lower capital requirements
- Ongoing cost savings
- No long-term contracts
- Rapid deployment
- Flexible infrastructure
- High availability
- Experienced support staff
Virtualization and Cloud Computing
Whether you require a specialized server environment or you are looking for a fully functional hosting solution that goes beyond shared web hosting — C7′s virtualization and private cloud computing solutions can provide you with exactly what you need. C7′s solution allows “virtual” servers to share physical resources such as processors, memory and storage which, in turn, reduce your IT costs and deployment time. C7′s cloud solutions are powered by VMware®’s industry-leading virtual infrastructure platform.
Virtualization and Cloud Overview
Lower Capital Requirements
Large capital outlays are no longer necessary for new deployments or upgrades. Servers can be consolidated while maintaining isolation of operating environments.
Ongoing Cost Savings
Pay only for the computing capacity you actually consume. Compare this with the significant up-front expenditures traditionally required to purchase and maintain hardware, either in-house or hosted.
No Long-Term Contracts
All agreements are written on a month-to-month basis.
Servers can be provisioned on-demand with no waiting on hardware or software.
Disk storage, memory and processor capacity can be increased or reallocated at any time, on-demand.
In the event of a hardware failure, virtual servers are automatically brought back online in a seamless process powered by VMwares hypervisor. Additional redundancies are built into the data center power and networking to assure business continuity.
C7′s virtualization and cloud solutions function in a highly secure data center location with redundant sources of power, cooling and connectivity.
VirtualEdge Starter Configuration
C7′s VirtualEdge Starter Configuration provides a robust physical environment and includes
- 2 Ghz CPU
- 1 GB RAM
- 20 GB RAID 10 EqualLogic SAN-based storage (Scalable to multi-TB)
- VMware ESX 4.0
- Major OS support including Windows, Linux, Solaris, NetWare and BSD
- Redundant firewall services
- Redundant network connectivity
Virtualization and Cloud Security
C7′s data storage is directly attached to VirtualEdge, just like a data storage device is attached to a physical server (in a physical environment view they both look the same). The SAN space is shared but the space is assigned and allocated for each drive so that no one else can access it.
Our networking solution is secure behind firewalls and secure between VLANS. One VirtualEdge customer cannot access another customers VLANS. With VirtualEdge, you have your own internal network just like a physical environment. In addition, physical equipment (firewalls, servers, load balancers, switches, etc.) can be connected to the VirtualEdge environment as part of a mixed colocation and virtualization solution.
Resources (CPU, RAM)
CPU and RAM resources are assigned to each VirtualEdge server so that you can specify the processor speed, RAM and number of processors for each VirtualEdge server. With VirtualEdge you get the performance that you specify on a per server basis.
Only C7′s technicians have access to any physical part of the VirtualEdge environment.
To better help you understand and benefit from C7’s VirtualEdge solution, we have put together recommended and maximum specifications.
Recommended VirtualEdge Configuration
• Less than 16 Ghz of processor
• Less than 12 GB of RAM
• Less than 600 GB of disk space
• Less than 8000 IOPS (disk operations per second)
Maximum VirtualEdge Configuration
• 20 Ghz of processor
• 16 GB of RAM
• 1 TB of disk space
• 10,000 IOPS (disk operations per second)