VMware delivers vCloud Hybrid Service

  • Completely interoperable with existing infrastructure and enables new and existing applications
  • Enables customers to extend same skills, tools, etc, across on-premises and off-premises environments

VMware delivers vCloud Hybrid ServiceVIRTUALISATION and cloud infrastructure company VMware Inc has announced the general availability of the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, new data centre locations, and new capabilities that it said would make it simple to bring existing and new cloud-native applications to the public cloud.
“Since its debut on May 21, VMware vCloud Hybrid Service has experienced great momentum and success with an over-subscribed Early Access Programme, acquiring a strategic beachhead of customers taking full advantage of the ability to extend their applications to the cloud,” said Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware.
“With the new data centres and important new capabilities, we’re executing quickly against our vision of a hybrid cloud service that is completely interoperable with existing infrastructure and enables new and existing applications to run without compromise,” he said.
vCloud Hybrid Service, built on VMware vSphere, enables customers to extend the same skills, tools, networking and security models across both on-premises and off-premises environments, the company claimed.
The new Hybrid Cloud capabilities include:

  • Direct Connect: Will allow customers to connect their data centre network directly to vCloud Hybrid Service over private dedicated networks, providing secure, consistent, high bandwidth connectivity.
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service: Will automatically replicate applications and data to vCloud Hybrid Service, providing rapid automated recovery in the event of an outage. Customers can securely and automatically protect their applications with vCloud Hybrid Service for a fraction of the cost of building out additional physical data centre capacity.
  • Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service: Will provide full support for the open source Cloud Foundry distribution and Pivotal CF. Cloud Foundry allows customers to avoid the complexity of re-architecting of applications to make them run well on public clouds, and avoids lock-in to proprietary cloud APIs (applications programming interfaces).
  • VMware Horizon View Desktop-as-a-Service:  Customers will be able to run Horizon View Desktops on vCloud Hybrid Service, and rapidly deploy new desktops without the expense and effort of procuring and managing physical hardware.

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service will be generally available in September from data centres located in Las Vegas, Sterling, and Santa Clara. Direct Connect will be available in October with a list price of US$75 per port per month for a 1GB connection and US$250 per port per month for a 10GB connection.
Disaster Recovery-as-a-service and Horizon View Desktop-as-a-service will be available in beta in Q4. Cloud Foundry support will be available in Q4.
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