Today at VMworldŽ 2013, VMware, Inc., the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced the general availability of the new VMware vCloudŽ Hybrid Service , new data center 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 Program, acquiring a strategic beachhead of customers taking full advantage of the ability to extend their applications to the cloud," said Bill Fathers, snior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. "With the new data centers 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 vSphereŽ, enables customers to extend the same skills, tools, networking and security models across both on-premises and off-premises environments. Meeting Customer Demand with New Data Center Locations and Partnerships
VMware is expanding US service availability:
Three US Data Centers: To meet customer demand, VMware is adding vCloud Hybrid Service in Santa Clara, Calif., and Sterling, Va., complementing its existing Las Vegas, Nev. 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 center footprint in 2013 and 2014, enabling customers to gain new data center locations for vCloud Hybrid Service and accelerate their move to cloud through access to complementary colocation, managed hosting, managed services and cloud services from Savvis and secure low-latency network services from CenturyLink.
New Hybrid Cloud Capabilities
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 center 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 center capacity.