VMworld 2013: VMware vCloud Hybrid Service launched

At VMworld 2013, VMware announced the availability of the new VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service was launched on 21 May.

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“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,” said Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware.

Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware

vCloud Hybrid Service, built on VMware vSphere, enables customers to extend the same skills, tools, networking and security models across both on-premises and off-premises environments.

Customer responses

Columbia Sportswear, a client of VMware, has grown over the past few years, driving the company to transform its business and IT infrastructure by implementing a software-defined data center architecture powered by VMware’s vCloud Suite.

“Our vision is to move beyond compute and memory to a software-defined data center, which we believe VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service can be an integral part of reaching that goal,” said Michael Leeper, director, global technology, Columbia Sportswear Company.

In another example, VMware said kCura hosts an annual user conference called Relativity Fest and benefited from its cloud solutions.

“Building out the labs is costly and takes many man hours. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service would allow us to reduce that time and cost in the future by building our lab environment internally, bursting into the service for a short duration, and shutting them down on demand,” said Mike Decker, vice president of IT, kCura.

Availability and price

VMware says vCloud Hybrid Service will generally available in September from data centers located in Las Vegas, NV, Sterling, VA and Santa Clara, CA.

vCloud Hybrid Service Dedicated Cloud will provide physically isolated and reserved compute resources with pricing starting at 13 cents an hour for a fully protected, fully redundant 1 GB virtual machine with 1 processor.

VMware said on Monday that vCloud Hybrid Service Virtual Private Cloud will offer multitenant compute with full virtual private network isolation.

Virtual Private Cloud pricing starting at 4.5 cents an hour for a fully protected, fully redundant 1GB virtual machine with 1 processor.

Direct Connect will be available in October with a list price of $75 per port per month for a 1GB connection and $250 per port per month for a 10GB connection.

Disaster Recovery as a service will be available in beta in Q4.

Cloud Foundry support will be available in Q4.

Horizon View Desktop-as-a-service will be available in beta in Q4.

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