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Full performance and security with the Private Cloud

Case Study Koelnmesse
Case Study Koelnmesse

Read in our case study how Koelnmesse GmbH changed over from a purely dedicated environment to a more economic Managed Cloud. Here, load peaks are flexibly transferred to virtual ­sour­resources at specific times. All services remain accessible at all times.

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What is a private cloud?

With a private cloud, you can enjoy the full power of dedicated resources. This means that, in addition to the virtual machines (VM) you are using, no other VMs registered by other customers are operated on the same hardware. It is also possible for a private cloud to implement a higher security level by making customised security settings.

When it comes to PlusServer’s Private Cloud solutions, you can also have a blend of Managed Hosting and the cloud, whereby dedicated hardware will be used in combination with virtualisation solutions. Virtualisation is typically a feature of the cloud.

Also available as a German cloud!
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Who needs a private cloud?

Private cloud offerings are aimed primarily at companies that attach great importance to operating their own instances (IaaS). Also very high performance (latency) and redundancy requirements are decisive in the choice.

Overview of private cloud products

We run our own private cloud products based on VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. Management tools such as vCenter and SystemCenter are available to control your IaaS resources. Both cloud variants can be seamlessly integrated as a hybrid cloud solution into your traditional managed hosting environment or your internal IT infrastructure.

Cloud solutions based on OpenStack are also available on request.

Private Cloud vSphere

Private Cloud Hyper-V

Private Cloud OpenStack

Technology

VMware vSphere

Microsoft Hyper-V

OpenStack

Typical application scenario

Infrastructure-Environments

Infrastructure-Environments

Scale-out

Scalable by additional HW nodes

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Planable costs

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Redundancy

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Live migration

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Multi-site setups

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Beginners compatibility

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Configurable (API/GUI)

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Serrver located in Germany

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24x7x365 support

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VMware vSphere

PlusServer has been a partner of VMware for many years. Therefore, we have a high level of experience and a deep level of expertise in VMware technologies.

By using the hypervisor VMware vSphere, high versatility and performance is possible. In addition, direct integration into the respective Ethernet segment of the customer is also achieved. As we provide you with the largest license, you can benefit from all features like vMotion and DRS. The hardware nodes for the vSphere Cluster are always configured to provide sufficient capacity for maintenance and emergencies.

In addition to the hypervisor vSphere, the VMware vCenter, which is hosted on a central infrastructure of PlusServer, is used for orchestration and other management activities.

Hyper-V

Hyper-V from Microsoft has similar functionality to vSphere.

Hyper-V can be integrated into your Ethernet segment and supports live migration as well as dynamic distribution of resources from the free or used resources within the failover cluster. Our Hyper-V experts hold all current Microsoft certifications and are up-to-date on the latest developments in the profession.

The underlying Windows server failover cluster is supplemented by the SystemCenter component and, if desired, by additional extensions. Consequently, the orchestration system is available.

OpenStack

OpenStack is the latest virtualisation technology that PlusServer offers for the private cloud. We use OpenStack only in individual customer solutions that our hosting architects plan and implement together with you.

A technical expert will assist you before an offer is prepared, as well as during the entire project phase. After delivery, he will submit the project to your personal Service Manager, who will continue to keep you up-to-date. Unlike Hyper-V or vSphere, OpenStack offers quite different technological approaches.

For example, OpenStack does not allow the distribution of resources, redundancies, or live migration from the hypervisor because OpenStack's philosophy envisages the use of many small instances (microservices), which create software redundancy from operating the respective applications.

Private cloud overview

Flexible resources

With a private cloud, based on the respective hardware nodes, a pool of resources (CPU, RAM, storage and network) are available for free allocation.

Highlights

  • Customised to individual requirements
  • Integration in existing structures possible
  • Cost savings, thanks to consolidation
  • Scalability of cluster nodes
  • Flexibility when it comes to allocation of resources
  • Powerful administration interface
  • Support for/operation of infrastructure from/by PlusServer
  • Management of VMs by PlusServer possible option
  • Best performance provided by branded hardware
  • Customised contract terms

Your individual cloud solution from our portfolio.

Find all cloud products here

    • Public-Übersicht
    • Cloud Overview
    • Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud in German DCs based on VMware, Azure Stack or OpenStack.
    • Go to Cloud Overview
    • Public Cloud
    • Public Cloud
    • The solution for usage-based billing and scale-out scenarios.
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    • Hybrid Cloud
    • Hybrid Cloud
    • The cloud solution with the best of all worlds.
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Our customers - successful with PlusServer

    • babywalz
    • Bayer
    • AMD
    • REWE Group
    • Toyota
    • Zalando
    • TeamViewer
    • R+V Versicherung
    • Renault
    • Pelikan
    • Melitta
    • Marc O’Polo
    • Koelnmesse
    • IBM
    • HolidayCheck
    • Congstar
    • TUI
    • AMD