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Private Cloud Beta

Enjoy maximum flexibility with the private cloud

Be one of the first to register for the free closed beta and use the VMware-based private cloud as a virtual data centre.
Beta phase exclusively for companies and resellers – Register now

The IONOS Private Cloud – powered by VMware

The IONOS Private Cloud gives you all the benefits of a cloud environment – with higher levels of security thanks to dedicated hardware and infrastructure that's yours to use. Thanks to VMware, users benefit from one of the leading virtualisation solutions for your own, highly secure platform.
The IONOS Private Cloud is also the ideal platform for business applications, with maximal flexibility and cost efficiency thanks to a pay-as-you-go licensing model.

Pay-as-you-go licensing and by-the-minute billing offer the greatest freedom

IONOS is the first provider on the market to offer a flexible pay-as-you-go model for private clouds including VMware. Your costs are automatically reduced whenever your reserved cluster is not fully utilised. With by-the-minute billing and no contractual ties, we ensure maximum flexibility.
The result is a tailor-made and up-to-date solution that covers every need.

Latest Intel® Optane™ technology for more performance

Your IONOS Private Cloud runs exclusively on high performance, state-of-the-art hardware and virtualisation technology.
  • Virtualisation solutions from industry leader VMware
  • Access and control of all resources via vSphere
  • vSAN and NSX-T
  • 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
  • Intel® Optane™ NVMe memory

Your software-defined data centre

Product configurations

Test and configure the IONOS Private Cloud to best suit your needs:
ProcessorsIntel® Xeon® Silver 4214Intel® Xeon® Gold 62102x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230
RAM48 GB96 GB192 GB
Storage1.000 GB NVMe2.000 GB NVMe4.000 GB NVMe
HostsMin. 3Min. 3Min. 3

Why participate in the beta phase?

Test our complete VMware-based private cloud platform for free.

Help shape the product

Play an active role in the product's development and help shape it to your own requirements and needs.

Smooth transition

Simply continue using the system you set up during the beta phase after the test period has ended, and extend if necessary.

Share your success

If you chose to continue using the private cloud after the test phase, why not share your experience with a customer review?

Conditions of participation

The IONOS Private Cloud is aimed at experienced business users who meet the following criteria:


Previous knowledge of VMware virtualisation.


Experience in using vSphere.


Know-how in the field of network administration.

Share experiences

Willing to exchange ideas with us about the platform.

How to register for the private cloud beta phase

Register online

You'll be contacted by telephone

Provision of test environment

Register for the private cloud beta phase

Private cloud beta phase

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

During the beta phase you can use the IONOS Private Cloud powered by VMware with all the features selected in your chosen package. You can use all of the features listed without restriction which should allow you to test the virtual private cloud platform as you would use it after the test phase. In addition to the virtualisation solutions from VMware such as vSphere and vSAN, depending on the package selected, you'll have the option of Intel Silver 4214, Intel Xeon Gold 6210 or 2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6230 processors.

By registering, we want to ensure that only corporate customers can use the beta phase and help shape the product through their feedback therefore we are only able to provide a limited number of accounts. When registering, it is also important to specify the company for which the private cloud is to be used. Each registration is therefore checked and validated by us. If verification and validation are successful, we will contact you by telephone to give you personal advice and to set up your private cloud.

Yes, if you decide to run the private cloud after the beta phase, you can continue to use your configurations. All data and settings will be retained.