VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger has unveiled VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud operated by VMware and built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere, giving customers a common platform to seamlessly extend their data centre to the cloud.
“VMware’s mission is to radically simplify IT and help customers transform their IT operations,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware. “Today, with the introduction of the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, we take a big step forward by coupling all the value of VMware virtualization and software-defined data centre technologies with the speed and simplicity of a public cloud service that our customers desire.”
vCloud Hybrid Service will seamlessly extend VMware software used by hundreds of thousands of customers into the public cloud. This means customers will be able to extend the same skills, tools, networking and security models across both on-premise and off-premise environments.
“As a source of competitive advantage for our International business, our Operations & IT department needs the agility and efficiency the public cloud promises,” said Julio Sobral, senior vice president, Business Operations, Fox. “However, we don’t have the luxury of starting from scratch, we see in the vCloud Hybrid Service a potential solution to enable Fox International to have a more elastic platform that will support future deployments around the world. Working with technology partners like VMware gives us the best of both worlds by extending our existing infrastructure to realize the benefits of public cloud.”
VMware vCloud Hybrid Service will be delivered by partners and compatible with other VMware-based cloud services. vCloud Hybrid Service can be sold the same way as on-premise VMware licenses with a standard SKU, and partners can retain the billing relationship with customers.
In addition, cloud service providers will have the opportunity to provide value-added services or add vCloud Hybrid Service to their portfolio. VMware is committed to driving rapid innovation and service delivery to market, which VMware will make available to VMware service providers in the form of technology and IP.