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