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Primeur weekly 2013-09-02

Focus

Using one Cloud for Cloud computing today? Perhaps two Clouds? In the future there will be MultiClouds. An interview with Dana Petcu of the West University of Timisoara ...

The Cloud

VMware delivers vCloud Hybrid Service ...

HP and SAP collaborate to deliver HP As-a-Service solution for SAP HANA ...

Dell delivers innovative Cloud and virtualization solutions blending VMware technology with Dell end-to-end offerings ...

New FICO software enables data scientists to transform Big Data into predictive models ...

Smart is the new green in Latin America ...

VMware management solutions demonstrated on stage at VMworld ...

HP and Yorkshire Building Society boost agility for financial services providers ...

IBM closes acquisition of CSL International ...

University of California deploys Huawei's Cloud storage system to support computational astrophysics research ...

Desktop Grids

Neutron stars in the computer Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Video Design brings Dataton WATCHOUT and WATCHPAX to InfoComm India 2013 ...

New UK/USA agreement will use high performance computing to boost economic competitiveness ...

Immanuel Bloch is to receive the Körber Prize 2013 ...

Light on twenty-year-old mystery ...

University of Tübingen physicists create interface between atoms and superconductors ...

USFlash

Allinea tools help Canada close innovation gap ...

Dell furthers commitment to Asia with transformative technology solutions from the data centre to the end device ...

Control scheme dynamically maintains unstable quantum system ...

Hadoop release 2.1.0-beta available ...

Mapping the Earth's magnetosphere to predict and prepare for space-weather events ...

EMC and VMware join forces around software-defined storage and VMware virtual SAN ...

HP and VMware enable customers to unify data centre networks ...

OSC hosts first meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Vampir takes a bite out of inefficiency as codes run on bigger supercomputers ...

HP helps HoneyBaked Ham of Georgia manage seasonal demand via tenfold performance boost ...

VMware delivers vCloud Hybrid Service

26 Aug 2013 San Francisco - At VMworld 2013, VMware Inc., a global expert in virtualization and Cloud infrastructure, has made available the new VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, new data centre locations, and new capabilities to 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", stated Bill Fathers, snior 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."

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.

VMware is expanding US service availability:

  • Three US Data Centres: To meet customer demand, VMware is adding vCloud Hybrid Service in Santa Clara, California, and Sterling, Virginia, complementing its existing Las Vegas, Nevada location.
  • Expanded partnership with Savvis: VMware has expanded its partnership with Savvis, a CenturyLink Company, to accelerate adoption of vCloud Hybrid Service. VMware and Savvis will deploy VMware vCloud Hybrid Service within Savvis' North American data centre footprint in 2013 and 2014, enabling customers to gain new data centre locations for vCloud Hybrid Service and accelerate their move to Cloud through access to complementary co-location, managed hosting, managed services and Cloud services from Savvis and secure low-latency network services from CenturyLink.

VMware is making it even easier for customers to take new and existing applications to the cloud with the following new capabilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.

"Columbia Sportswear has continued to grow over the past few years, driving the company to transform its business and IT infrastructure by implementing a software-defined data centre architecture powered by VMware's vCloud Suite", stated Michael Leeper, director, global technology, Columbia Sportswear Company. "VMware has an excellent track record of deploying reliable, high-performance, secure Clouds that are compatible with existing applications and data centre operations. Our long-term vision is to move beyond compute and memory to a software-defined data centre, which we believe VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service can be an integral part of reaching that goal."

"At kCura we host an annual user conference called Relativity Fest. Our first goal is to provide unique learning opportunities, including a lot of hands-on labs, similar to VMworld", stated Mike Decker, vice president of IT, kCura. "Building out the labs is costly and takes many man hours. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service would allow us to reduce that time and cost in the future by building our lab environment internally, bursting into the service for a short duration, and shutting them down on demand."

With vCloud Hybrid Service, channel partners play a key role of integrating private and public Clouds and delivering hybrid solutions to customers. VMware engaged with five strategic partners during the Early Access Programme, including CDW, SHI, Presidio, ePlus, and Insight, to deliver vCloud Hybrid Service to market. At general availability, dozens of additional partners are coming on board as vCloud Hybrid Service resellers. Also, VMware has joined the EMC Velocity Service Provider Programme as a gold level partner with the vCloud Hybrid Service to deliver a differentiated set of EMC Powered services for customers moving workloads to the Cloud.

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service will be generally available in September from data centres located in Las Vegas, Nevada; Sterling, Virginia; and Santa Clara, California, with two classes of service:

  • vCloud Hybrid Service Dedicated Cloud will provide physically isolated and reserved compute resources with pricing starting at 13 cents an hour for a fully protected, fully redundant 1 GB virtual machine with 1 processor.
  • vCloud Hybrid Service Virtual Private Cloud will offer multi-tenant compute with full virtual private network isolation. Virtual Private Cloud pricing starting at 4.5 cents an hour for a fully protected, fully redundant 1GB virtual machine with 1 processor.

Direct Connect will be available in October with a list price of $75 per port per month for a 1GB connection and $250 per port per month for a 10GB connection.

Disaster Recovery as a service will be available in beta in Q4. Cloud Foundry support will be available in Q4. Horizon View Desktop-as-a-service will be available in beta in Q4.

Source: VMware

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-09-02

Focus

Using one Cloud for Cloud computing today? Perhaps two Clouds? In the future there will be MultiClouds. An interview with Dana Petcu of the West University of Timisoara ...

The Cloud

VMware delivers vCloud Hybrid Service ...

HP and SAP collaborate to deliver HP As-a-Service solution for SAP HANA ...

Dell delivers innovative Cloud and virtualization solutions blending VMware technology with Dell end-to-end offerings ...

New FICO software enables data scientists to transform Big Data into predictive models ...

Smart is the new green in Latin America ...

VMware management solutions demonstrated on stage at VMworld ...

HP and Yorkshire Building Society boost agility for financial services providers ...

IBM closes acquisition of CSL International ...

University of California deploys Huawei's Cloud storage system to support computational astrophysics research ...

Desktop Grids

Neutron stars in the computer Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Video Design brings Dataton WATCHOUT and WATCHPAX to InfoComm India 2013 ...

New UK/USA agreement will use high performance computing to boost economic competitiveness ...

Immanuel Bloch is to receive the Körber Prize 2013 ...

Light on twenty-year-old mystery ...

University of Tübingen physicists create interface between atoms and superconductors ...

USFlash

Allinea tools help Canada close innovation gap ...

Dell furthers commitment to Asia with transformative technology solutions from the data centre to the end device ...

Control scheme dynamically maintains unstable quantum system ...

Hadoop release 2.1.0-beta available ...

Mapping the Earth's magnetosphere to predict and prepare for space-weather events ...

EMC and VMware join forces around software-defined storage and VMware virtual SAN ...

HP and VMware enable customers to unify data centre networks ...

OSC hosts first meeting of the MVAPICH Users Group ...

Vampir takes a bite out of inefficiency as codes run on bigger supercomputers ...

HP helps HoneyBaked Ham of Georgia manage seasonal demand via tenfold performance boost ...