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Dedicated Cloud

Dedicated Cloud is the single-tenant cloud infrastructure offered for VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS).

Dedicated Cloud is one of three Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) options available with vCHS, which also include virtual private cloud and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS.) Unlike the other two, the Dedicated Cloud is completely isolated from other cloud tenants with its own dedicated security, capacity and performance. This feature appeals to many regulated businesses, because the servers for each customer are isolated.

The Dedicated Cloud option is intended for large Cloud projects, providing 120 GB of vRAM, 30 GHz vCPU and 6TB of storage. It allocates a 50 Mbps network by default and can burst up to 1 Gbps when demand is high. It works especially well for resource-intensive workloads, and offers VMware's highest levels of scalability. Customers of Dedicated Cloud can have complete control over CPU resources and memory, and reserve storage for specific virtual machines (VMs).

Between the three services, storage, support and network costs are about the same. However, compute is more expensive with Dedicated Cloud.

Dedicated Cloud also allows customers to create virtual data centers. This feature makes the Dedicated Cloud option appealing to value-added hosting providers. Dedicated Cloud can also provide multiple gateways to the Internet, which allows each virtual data center created to have its own network and firewall configurations.

Customers can sign deals for 1-3 years with Dedicated Cloud, and like the private and DRaaS options, it can be managed with vCenter, vCloud Automation Center or vCloud Director.

This was last updated in November 2015

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