VMware Introduces vCloud to Accelerate Journey to Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

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style="font-weight: normal;">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.

face="Times New Roman, serif">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.”

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



its partners will accelerate the journey to the enterprise hybrid

cloud with:

  • size="3">Global Connect — Multiple service providers, multiple

    geographies; a single global cloud



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.


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


  • size="3">VMware vCloud Connector 1.5 — Fast, reliable transfer

    between private and public clouds



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.

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    enterprise hybrid cloud



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.

  • size="3">Disaster recovery to the cloud with vCenter Site Recovery

    Manager 5



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,, iland, and VeriStor
are expected to be the first

providers to offer these services, which will make


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.


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.


Infrastructure Suite — The Foundation for the Enterprise

Hybrid Cloud

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

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.




Connector 1.5 is currently available as a a free beta

download. It is expected to be generally available in Q4 2011.