Liquid Web Announces New Partnership with VMware

Liquid Web, the Lansing, MI-based managed hosting and managed application service provider, has formed a new partnership with VMware and has launched a new VMware and NetApp powered managed private cloud to its customers.

Many SMBs want the flexibility, scalability, and fast provisioning offered by public clouds, but the security, performance, and high availability that comes with a private cloud, which is necessary in highly regulated industries such as healthcare for mission-critical applications, disaster recovery, and compliance. Liquid Web’s VMware Private Cloud gives them the advantages of both.

The new managed private cloud offering allows customers to provision multiple virtual machines through a single cluster of physical servers which support both Windows and Linux VMs that can be run concurrently on the same hardware.

“Today’s customers are not only looking for security and flexibility with a private cloud but also the management that frees them up to focus on their business,” said Melanie Purkis, Liquid Web’s Director of Managed Hosting Products. “Managed hosting and services comprise the core of Liquid Web. That makes this new offering a perfect fit for our customers.”

Liquid Web says its new Managed Private Cloud offering gives customers a truly managed private cloud. Liquid Web takes care of 24/7/365 management of the entire infrastructure, including the hardware, VMs, and operating systems on which the VMs run. The single-tenant private cloud offering includes a firewall, load balancer, and dedicated vCenter for virtual machines to isolate the infrastructure and safeguard data, with performance that is built to last.

“We are excited about the opportunity Private Cloud powered by VMware and NetApp will allow our customers. It will give customers flexibility without the complexity of exploring private, hybrid, and multi-cloud solutions,” said Kelly Goolsby, Liquid Web’s Director of Enterprise Sales and Solution Architecture.

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.