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Biztech May 22, 2013

VMware Announces vCloud Hybrid Service

By Staff

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger unveiled VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud operated by VMware and built on the foundation of VMware vSphere, giving customers a common platform to seamlessly extend their datacentre to the cloud.

“VMware’s mission is to radically simplify IT and help customers transform their IT operations,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware. “Today, with the introduction of the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, we take a big step forward by coupling all the value of VMware virtualisation and software-defined data center technologies with the speed and simplicity of a public cloud service that our customers desire.”

vCloud Hybrid Service will seamlessly extend VMware software used by hundreds of thousands of customers into the public cloud. This means customers will be able to extend the same skills, tools, networking and security models across both on-premise and off-premise environments.

vCloud Hybrid Service will support the thousands of applications and more than 90 operating systems that are certified to run on vSphere so customers can get the same level of availability and performance running in the public cloud without changing or re-writing their applications.

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service will also allow customers to use virtual networking to securely extend existing Layer 2 or Layer 3 networks from their datacentre to the vCloud Hybrid Service.

Built on vSphere, vCloud Hybrid Service will offer automated replication, monitoring and high availability for business-critical applications, leveraging the advanced features of vSphere, including VMware vMotion, High Availability and vSphere Distributed Resources Scheduler.

It will offer a simplified approach to management, allowing customers to use the same tools and processes they use today to manage both on-premise and off-premise environments. vSphere administrators will be able to view, manage and migrate VMs from the vSphere client using the free vCloud Connector plug-in.

by Staff

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