Whether you need extra capacity for peak demand or want to extend all the benefits of virtualized infrastructure beyond your datacenter, VMware vCloud™ services offer you the true IT agility, efficiency, and cost savings of the public cloud.
Supplied by the largest global ecosystem of cloud computing partners, only vCloud services deliver enterprise-class security and infrastructure compatibility together with the freedom to readily move workloads among private, public, and hybrid clouds. That’s because only vCloud services are built on the world’s most proven and widely deployed cloud technologies: VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter, VMware vCloud Director, and VMware vShield.
Increase Business Agility without Sacrificing Security and Control
Access IT Resources When You Need Them
Prepare for unpredictable demand without keeping a substantial reserve of often idle hardware and software on hand. A public cloud can supply you with IT resources without the huge expense of having to own and operate them yourself. Instead, you contract by subscription or on a pay-per-use basis.
What Is VMware’s Role in the Public Cloud?
VMware doesn’t supply public cloud services directly, but we do something equally important. Our partners build public clouds on the industry-leading VMware vSphere virtualization platform already deployed by more than 250,000 companies worldwide. We test and certify these partners to assure the highest standards for security and performance. Then, and only then, our partners offer you public cloud services co-branded with the VMware name.
The VMware vCloud family provides a choice of public cloud services delivered by certified VMware partners worldwide:
- VMware vCloud Datacenter Services : Globally consistent clouds built on the same trusted VMware cloud infrastructure already deployed in your datacenter—for assured compatibility, guaranteed performance and uptime, and unmatched, auditable security and compliance.
- VMware vCloud Powered Services : A broad array of flexible and secure cloud services based on VMware cloud infrastructure, tailored to meet any business need and fully interoperable with your VMware-based internal datacenter.
- VMware vCloud Connector : The ultimate in administrative ease for your hybrid cloud: View, manage, and reliably transfer workloads from one vCloud service provider to another or from your private vCloud environment to public clouds and back again.
Why Are VMware-enabled Public Cloud Services Different?
Often public clouds don’t replace existing IT resources; they function together and need to work seamlessly as a whole. Because public cloud services from VMware partners are built on the same technology platform as your own virtualized applications, they fit perfectly into your existing IT environment.
You don’t have to worry about compatibility or service provider lock-in. You can administer the entire hybrid infrastructure—datacenters and public cloud together—with a “single pane of glass” management framework. Provide reliable cloud workload transfers between private, public and hybrid clouds, giving companies the freedom to move from one vCloud service provider to another, or from a private vCloud environment to public clouds and back.
Count on the Security of VMware-Enabled Public Cloud Services
Cloud services from VMware partners incorporate VMware vSphere’s multilevel, auditable security, plus a comprehensive security framework designed for compliance with your internal IT environment. We set stringent standards for security, scale, and production readiness, and certify that our public cloud partners comply. So you can choose them with confidence.
These services are also available worldwide. Wherever your company is located, VMware vCloud Service Providers are there to serve you with globally consistent public cloud resources.