Tarsus on Demand’s Local Cloud and Virtual Datacentre offering, built on a partnership with South Africa’s largest tier 1 datacentre provider, makes it possible for partners to build their own cloud businesses that can be scaled as needed.
We do this by building servers and having them hosted across various points of presence across the country, using only that tier 1 provider’s rack space and power – all of the physical hardware and connections belong to us.
By leveraging someone else’s facilities and our own in-house server hardware and cloud expertise, we have created a virtual datacentre whose resources can be dynamically allocated according to partner needs.
Working with us, our partners not only have the opportunity to build their own cloud services on top of our VDC solution, but to draw on our in-house experts for assistance in planning, deploying, and support purposes as well.
How Local Cloud works
Highly recommended: Procure more resources than needed in order to build a buffer that’s able to support any scaling that’s required. That way, there’s no need to go through the provisioning process all over again.
Why Tarsus on Demand?
We qualify on our partners’ behalf for many of the cloud services we give our partners access to. Partners can procure these services through us as if they are bigger organisations than they are.
Our processes are so efficient that it’s possible to deliver the requested resources just 30 minutes after receiving quote approval.
Having total control over the datacentre resources at our disposal means we can offer incredible granularity: should a partner want a specific number of server processor cores and a non-standard amount of RAM, we can accommodate. The only thing this doesn’t apply to is storage, as storage resources are reserved.
Our VDC offering has access to the entire stack of products and services from popular public cloud providers, which partners can pick and choose from in order to build the services they will on-sell to their customers.
We offer Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels of SLA-based backup and support.
Our virtual datacentre offers peace of mind with excellent resiliency that uses automatic host failover clustering that instantly migrates resources to the next available server in the unlikely event of a hardware failure. This ensures the maximum uptime of allocated resources by keeping downtime as close to zero as possible.
Try before you buy:
We’re so confident in our Virtual Datacentre offering that Tarsus on Demand offers a 14-day trial that lets partners investigate our value proposition for themselves before committing.
Key benefits of Tarsus on Demand’s VDC offering:
Hosts as many different operating systems as the hardware can support
Operating system- and platform-agnostic
Monthly pricing is locked in and not affected by day-to-day currency fluctuations
Underlying hardware is all enterprise-grade, and upgraded to the latest periodically
Local availability and compliance with data-governing legislation like POPI and GDPR
Easy, affordable way to provision short-term resources for quick projects
No need to buy hypervisor licensing
Lowers the barrier to entry to building and scaling a cloud-based business
Extends local network resources into the cloud with an IPSec tunnel
Cost-competitive when compared to other IaaS offerings
Provides a foundation on which to build white-labelled cloud services
Partners can set their own pricing model
Easy and convenient billing through ODIN, our payment and delivery automation platform
Access to local support that prioritises needs in ways that international support doesn’t
Spinning up an SQL database
Bolting on extra services as and when they are needed
Buying services, not the servers that run them
Low-cost cloud storage
Reducing the need for significant in-house engineering expertise