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At
VMworld 2011, VMware announced several
new vCloud offerings that will make it easy for enterprises to find,
connect and manage cloud services from the world’s largest network
of service providers.
With more than 5,600 members in 62
countries, the VMware service provider program offers customers a
wide choice of cloud services built on VMware
cloud infrastructure that can function as an extension of any
VMware-virtualized datacenter.

There’s
tremendous interest from VMware customers for reliable,
high-performance, secure clouds that are compatible with their
existing applications and datacenter operations. VMware and our
partners are uniquely positioned to deliver this, and we’ve seen
VSPP bookings grow 174 percent this year,” said Dan Chu, VP, Cloud
Services, VMware. “The new products and capabilities we announced
today will continue to refine and advance vCloud-based offerings from
service providers to help organizations more quickly gain the agility
benefits of cloud in a way that is evolutionary and preserves their
existing investments in operations and infrastructure.”

We
have standardized on a hybrid cloud model because it is the only
approach that provides the flexibility we need and meets strict data
location requirements,” said Dr. Stuart Lee, Head of IT for the
University of Oxford, UK. “Proven VMware vCloud technology at the
University and at VMware vCloud service providers enables us to not
only meet changing demands, but also reduce costs and improve data
governance.”

VMware
and
its partners will accelerate the journey to the enterprise hybrid
cloud with:

  • Global Connect — Multiple service providers, multiple
    geographies; a single global cloud

First
introduced
in August 2010, VMware vCloud Datacenter Services are
enterprise-class public clouds built on VMware cloud infrastructure,
including VMware vSphere, VMware vShield and VMware vCloud Director.
Certified by VMware and offering globally consistent management and
security, this network of service providers is expected to span 25
datacenters in 13 countries by the end of 2011. Today VMware and its
partners are introducing Global Connect, an optional feature of the
vCloud Datacenter service that will allow customers to use cloud
services from multiple providers across geographies as if they are a
single, virtual cloud. Bluelock, Singtel, and Softbank are expected
to be the first providers to offer Global Connect services.

For
multinational
customers that require high performance (low-latency),
highly available cloud computing local to the countries where they
operate, Global Connect will give them an easier way to address
compliance with international regulations for data privacy, locality
and confidentiality. Customers will work directly with their local
vCloud Datacenter service provider, who orchestrates service delivery
internationally with Global Connect, allowing customers to seamlessly
leverage services from connected providers with a single contract and
“single pane of glass” management across clouds using vCloud
Connector.

  • VMware vCloud Connector 1.5 — Fast, reliable transfer
    between private and public clouds

Since
its
introduction in February 2011, more than 1,300 VMware customers
have adopted VMware vCloud Connector to view, transfer and manage
workloads between vSphere clusters, private and public clouds. Today,
VMware is announcing vCloud Connector 1.5 with a new faster, highly
reliable data transfer architecture that will reduce the time it
takes to transfer workloads, while automatically retrying and
resuming transfers interrupted by network problems. vCloud Connector
1.5 will also be accessible from any compatible web browser, or as a
plug-in for vCenter Console.

To
help
customers more easily begin extending their virtualized
datacenters to the hybrid cloud, VMware today launched an online
destination where enterprises can find vCloud
service providers, learn about their capabilities and coverage, and
quickly test drive new cloud services. Customers can then easily and
quickly transfer workloads and data into those cloud services using
the integrated vCloud Connector 1.5 Web client.

  • Disaster recovery to the cloud with vCenter Site Recovery
    Manager 5

Today,
four
VMware service provider partners are announcing plans to
introduce new cloud-based DR services built on vCenter Site Recovery
Manager 5, which was announced on July 12, 2011. FusionStorm,
hosting.com, iland, and VeriStor
are expected to be the first
providers to offer these services, which will make
it
simple and cost-effective for businesses of all sizes to protect
their applications by allowing them to failover to a service
provider’s site in the event of a disaster. These cloud-based
services will be sold on a pay-per-use model, eliminating the
significant cost associated with building dedicated failover sites.

When
a
disaster happens, or a customer wants to perform recovery testing,
vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5 will automate and manage the entire
failover process, and can also automatically “failback” to the
customer’s site once the customer is ready to resume operations.
This is made possible by the new VMware vSphere Replication
capabilities in vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5. VMware vSphere
Replication is the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication,
which enables data replication across sites independently of the
underlying storage arrays. This eliminates the need for identical
storage environments across primary and recovery sites and simplifies
data replication between customer datacenters and public clouds.

VMware
Cloud
Infrastructure Suite — The Foundation for the Enterprise
Hybrid Cloud


Announced
on July 12, 2011,
VMware vSphere
5 and the cloud infrastructure suite, including VMware vCenter Site
Recovery Manager 5, VMware vCloud Director 1.5 and VMware vShield 5,
are the foundation for the enterprise hybrid cloud. Together, these
products will help
customers transform IT to drive greater
efficiency of existing investments and improve operational agility.
To help customers and service
providers accelerate the development of VMware-based cloud
infrastructure, Vmware’s vCloud Consulting Services
include
a complete portfolio of professional services offerings to provide a
common blueprint for next-generation infrastructure. Today, VMware is
introducing an updated version of the VMware vCloud Architecture
Toolkit, which includes design guidelines and examples to help
customers build hybrid cloud environments.

Pricing
and
Availability


VMware
vCloud
Connector 1.5 is currently available as a a free beta
download. It is expected to be generally available in Q4 2011.

Additional
Resources


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