LeaseWeb announced the availability of its VMware-based private cloud offering vCloud in Asia this week. LeaseWeb expects the new platform, located in the company’s Singapore data center, to appeal to SMBs and enterprises in the region based on its cost, speed, and ease of VMware deployment.
vCloud can also be used to create hybrid environenments, for instance in combination with dedicated server, LeaseWeb says. Users can easily define instances and allocate resources with seamless integration through the API.
LeaseWeb’s announced it would offer its full suite of public and private cloud platforms to the Asian market from its Singapore data center in October after laying the groundwork with a Pacnet partnership. The company also appointed an advisory council late in 2015 to oversee its plans for international expansion.
It also features a user-friendly GUI. Software-based firewalls and load balancers can be added to increase security and scalability. Other key features of vCloud include fault tolerant design, snapshot management, all-flash storage, easy template cloning, ISO and template management, and virtual networking and VPN capabilities.
“VMware solutions can be complex and time consuming to implement. LeaseWeb’s vCloud gives customers an easier way to quickly deploy private cloud-based resources, delivered ready to use and at a fixed monthly price,” said Bas Winkel, Managing Director of LeaseWeb Asia Pacific. “It enables customers to take their business to new levels thanks to increased scalability, tight cost control and enterprise-class infrastructure near Asian end-users.”
LeaseWeb’s global platform, with seamless network coverage and tier 3 data centers, can be accessed by vCloud customers as well, and Winkel says that other major cloud providers are unable to match the solution’s flexibility and transparent pricing.
vCloud was launched in the Netherlands in March 2015. It is now available in Singapore, and will roll out across the region in “the coming months.”