NetDepot, a leader in enterprise solutions and an infrastructure as a service provider, today announced that its high-end, dedicated servers will now be loaded on request with a single virtual machine (VM) of VMware vSphere 4.0 along with 500 GB of HP StorageWorks iSCSI SAN enterprise storage for no additional cost. This will enable customers to turn their servers into a private cloud for free.
NetDepot’s Private Cloud does not share physical server hardware with other users. Instead, customers get privacy, security as well as high-availability/fault tolerance with NetDepot’s dedicated hardware while maintaining the scalability of a cloud environment.
NetDepot’s Private Cloud offering will enable companies to increase their uptime and move to enterprise-level, highly-available solutions while reducing capital and operating costs and simplifying management and administration. By increasing the control over IT infrastructures, customers can choose from almost any operating system, application or hardware for their platform. Customers can combine two or more NetDepot Cloud Servers to form their own virtual private data center, which ensures high availability and unmatched fault tolerance. Customers will have access to a private view of their servers in VMware’s first cloud management tool, vCenter, where they can manage all of their servers using one control panel. Servers are strategically laid out at different locations throughout the data center, utilizing different power sources and ensuring 100% uptime guarantee.
For Web hosting companies, cPanel will also be included as a free option and has been tested in the both High Availability and Fault Tolerance mode. CPanel is NetDepot’s preferred vendor for server control panels.