Infotech Lead America: Bluelock, a certified VMware vCloud Datacenter provider of virtual datacenters hosted in the public cloud, will open its new datacenter location in Las Vegas.
The new Tier 4, SSAE Type II (formerly SAS 70) and SOC3 compliant datacenter facility will cater to clients in the U.S. and overseas.
According to Gartner, Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the fastest-growing segment of public cloud services, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 41.7 percent (2011 through 2016).
Bluelock’s new facility will supply Bluelock Virtual Datacenters (VDCs) to the midsize and large enterprise market.
Bluelock Virtual Datacenters can be set up within minutes. Bluelock offers users the ‘Bluelock Portfolio’ which enables them to understand, predict and control costs. It allows users to reconfigure the resources even after allocation, using VMware vCloud Director, vCloud Connector or even Bluelock Managed services.
Users can upload and download any VMware-compatible workloads and also migrate VMDK files to and from Bluelock’s public cloud. The solution provides additional support for the VMware vCloud API. It is built on open standards with Open Virtualization Format (OVF) packaging for the transport of workloads and interoperability.
Users can choose to build new virtual machines (VMs) quickly from public and private catalogs of VM templates, or simply upload VMs they already use. With Bluelock Virtual Datacenters, users can decide the capacity required and pay for only what is used.
Earlier this month, VMware announced its plan to buy Virsto Software to strengthen focus on storage technologies.
Virsto makes software to help customers with storage performance and utilization in virtual environments. Customers turn to these software companies for help managing the complexity and cost of storage and other computing tasks.
The acquisition of Virsto will expand VMware’s storage portfolio, which includes the storage virtualization and management capabilities of VMware vSphere and the VMware vSphere Storage Appliance.
READ VMware’s acquisitions in last 4 years HERE.