vCloud Connector simplifies hybrid cloud connections

VMware vCloud Connector links your private cloud with public clouds, allowing you to manage them as a single hybrid environment and transfer workloads between them.

Connected Cloud Diagrams

What vCloud Connector Does

Connected Clouds

Transfer workloads between your connected clouds with reliability and speed.

Data Center Extension

Accelerate the deployment time of your workloads without needing to reconfigure the destination network settings.

Unified View

View, copy and operate on workloads, including virtual machines, vApps and templates across internal data centers and private or public clouds.

Content Sync

Manage a single content catalog across your entire cloud environment.

Evolve Your Data Center

Easily attach compatible, scalable and compliant cloud resources to your private vSphere data center by using vCloud Connector and vCloud Air.

SPOTLIGHT 

vCloud Connector helps balance workloads across the public and private cloud with simple tools that work everywhere.

Public Cloud Diaries

Follow along as IT implementers in eight industries share candid stories of their move to the public cloud, including challenges, strategies and ROI.

Test Drive a vCloud Service from the vCloud Air Network

Services from certified vCloud-powered service providers offer fast, easy and free test drives of their cloud services, which are vCloud Connector-ready.

FEATURES

Connecting Clouds

Bring on-premises applications, workloads and templates to a public cloud, and flexibly move assets between the public cloud and the data center as needed. Built-in compression, an improved and “path-optimized” multipart transfer, and checkpoint-restart improve the reliability and speed of transferring workloads.

Unified View into Cloud Workloads

View, copy and operate on workloads, including virtual machines, vApps and templates across internal data center and private or public clouds such as vCloud Air. Add up to 10 public or private clouds to maximize the hybrid cloud footprint.

Data Center Extension

Accelerate workload deployments while maintaining consistency across clouds by extending the data center’s logical boundaries. Increase the operational agility of the cloud by transferring workloads across clouds without needing to reconfigure the network settings in the destination.

Content Sync

Manage a single content catalog across the entire cloud environment by defining a source catalog, which then distributes new templates to all other synchronized catalogs. Increase operational efficiency and deployment turnaround time through greater collaboration and simplified catalog management.

Hybrid Cloud Creation

Attach compatible, scalable and compliant cloud resources to a private vSphere data center. Create a hybrid cloud by connecting vSphere or vCloud Director-based private and public clouds, and manage them under a single interface.

TECH SPECS

Hardware Requirements

The vCloud Connector user interface is registered as a plug-in in vSphere Client. To use the vSphere Client, you must have a Windows machine with Internet Explorer installed

Software Requirements

  • vSphere 4.0 update 3, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5.x
  • vCloud Director 5.1, 5.5, 5.6.2, 5.6.3, 5.8, 5.9
  • vShield Manager 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.5, 5.5.2
  • vSphere Client 4.0 update 3, 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5.x

Components

  • vCloud Connector user interface
  • vCloud Connector server
  • vCloud Connector nodes

PRICING

vCloud Connector is free of charge.  

The core and advanced editions converged as one free product in vCloud Connector 2.6.