Since its launch in February 2011, the VMware vCloud Powered programme has gained more than 30 partners offering these services. Providers of vCloud Powered services are based in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Finland, Japan and Australia, offering Infrastructure as a Service to cater to a variety of use cases ranging from compute resources for pre-production environments to seasonal and transient workloads to disaster recovery in the Cloud. The interest by partners suggests that public and hybrid clouds are not only a strategic imperative in organisations today, but also that customers across the globe are increasingly considering, evaluating and consuming compute services in the Cloud.
VMware vCloud Powered services enable service provider customers to seamlessly move workloads from their VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private Cloud environments to the VMware vCloud Powered service and back again. This application portability is key to providing customers with the agility they are looking for - applications do not need re-writes and the broadest set of legacy and existing applications can be supported.
"We are delighted to see such enthusiasm within our service provider ecosystem to offer VMware vCloud Powered services", stated Dan Chu, vice president, cloud infrastructure and services, VMware. "Built on the foundation of VMwares leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure technologies, VMware vCloud Powered services help assure customers that their workloads are secure and easily moved across their hybrid Cloud environments - enabling customers to be more efficient and respond better to business demands on IT resources."
VSPP members with VMware vCloud Powered services include: