Today at VMworld 2011, VMware announced several new vCloud offerings that will make it easier for enterprises to find, connect and manage cloud services from the world’s largest network of service providers.
“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, vice president, 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.”
VMware and its partners will accelerate the journey to the enterprise hybrid cloud with global connect, which allows customers to use cloud services from multiple providers across geographies as if they are a single, virtual cloud, and the VMware vCloud Connector, which assists in transering and managing workloads between vSphere clusters.
Additionally, the vcloud.vmare.com website will assist customers in extending their virtualized datacenters to the hybrid cloud. According to VMware, VMware and partners also plan to introduce a new cloud-based disaster recovery service build on vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.
To aid 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 Tookit which includes design guidelines and examples to help customers build hybrid cloud environments.