Enterprise Cloud
  • 13 Sep 2022
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Service Overview

Expedient Enterprise Cloud is a VMware-powered cloud that allows clients to run their VMware-based workloads seamlessly on enterprise-class hardware and avoid refactoring applications while moving into a cloud operating model. Expedient maintains the hardware platform, software updates, licensing, and ongoing maintenance as a managed service so clients can focus on their applications and not the platform powering them. Clients have full admin access to their virtual machines, along with the ability to perform many of the same operations as their on-premises VMware environment

Service Features

  • Pay per GB of RAM
    • Dedicated hosts are available
  • Pay per GB of storage allocated
  • Hyperconverged, all-flash storage, encrypted at rest
    • Non-hyper-converged storage is available
  • All-flash storage
  • Support for Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Software-defined networking allows clients to allocate preferred private IP networks
  • Self-service portal
    • vCenter access is available with Dedicated Private Cloud options
  • Dedicated hosts are available for license or compliance requirements
  • REST API and CLI for management access and automation
  • Two-factor authentication

Default Deployment Settings

  • Client private networking will be configured on the Expedient platform
  • Tenant resource pools will be configured
  • External networking will be configured for client tenants through a firewall
  • Clients will be given access and authenticate to the self-service portal
  • Optional: Server migration services are available to assist clients relocating workloads to Enterprise Cloud
    • Includes both virtual-to-virtual (V2V) and physical-to-virtual (P2V) services
  • Client user directory (i.e., Active Directory) will be configured for authentication

Use Cases

  • Virtual machines
    • Windows (64-bit only)
    • Linux
  • Database platforms
    • SQL Server
    • Oracle
    • SAP
  • Mission critical applications
  • Test/Dev/QA workloads

Responsibility and Accountability Matrix

Enterprise Cloud Responsibility Matrix

Task 

Expedient 

Client 

Co-Managed  

Co-Managed tasks can be performed by Expedient or Client based on Client's preference 

Platform Infrastructure and Supporting Hardware Monitoring 

X

 



Platform Infrastructure and Supporting Hardware Break/Fix 

X

 



Firmware Updates 

X

 



Platform Licensing 

X

 



Platform Updates/Patches

X

 



Capacity Planning

X




Expedient Service Integration

X




Virtual Machine Configuration



X

Expedient will not have OS access without OS Management service

Virtual Machine Interaction



X

Expedient will not have OS access without OS Management service

Virtual Machine Provisioning



X

Expedient will not have OS access without OS Management service

Operating System Licensing 

 X



Windows licensing must be purchased through Expedient

Operating System Management, Patching, and Virus protection 

 

X


Expedient will not have OS access without OS Management service

Workload Migration



X

Expedient can assist with migrating virtual machines to Enterprise Cloud

Network Provisioning



X

Expedient will assist with creating tenant networks and configuring external networking

Supported Platforms

Applications/Platforms Supported

Expedient Services
  • Cloud Data Protection
  • Push Button DR
  • Security CTRL
    • Endpoint Security
    • Identity Management
    • SIEM
    • Multi-Cloud Firewall
    • Microsegmentation
  • Operations CTRL
  • Cloud File Storage
  • Cloud Object Storage
  • Connectivity to Colocation
  • Enterprise Cloud Native
Databases
  • SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • SAP
Guest Operating Systems
  • Windows
  • Linux
Virtual Appliances
  • Firewalls
  • Load Balancers
  • VPN appliances

Notable Applications/Functions NOT Supported

Operating Systems:

  • Windows desktop operating systems

Functions:

  • RDMs are not supported
  • Reservations are not permitted