Get More from Your Cloud Computing Platform

VMware cloud computing services let you run both new and legacy applications in the cloud. You get the best of both worlds: leverage your existing investments while still gaining the agility and cost-effectiveness of a public cloud.


VMware vCloud Air Overview

Learn how hybrid cloud can make your business more agile, competitive and cost-effective.

Cloud Technology for New and Legacy Applications

If your existing infrastructure is built on VMware vSphere, used by more than 80% of businesses worldwide, you can take advantage of a true hybrid cloud solution and extend your data center to the cloud quickly, easily and confidently. Because VMware vCloud Air is built on vSphere, your onsite and offsite IT environments can be connected and integrated, running existing and new applications in exactly the same way. You can get the same performance, security and compliance as you do from your current VMware infrastructure with the same agility, automation and standardization available in the cloud. Explore our Cloud Services Portfolio

Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds

Private Cloud

Build a vSphere-based private cloud on premises with vCloud Suite.

Hybrid Cloud

The software-defined data center (SDDC) gives you the basis for building a private, public or hybrid cloud for delivering IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS). The SDDC architecture gives you a common management, orchestration, networking and security model across on-premises and off-premises environments.

Public Cloud

Extend your vSphere-based data center to a public cloud with VMware vCloud Air or through our extensive ecosystem of vCloud Air Network service providers worldwide.

Unified Management Platform

Policy-driven automation and management in a single unified management platform lets you centrally manage and monitor applications and workloads across heterogeneous infrastructure and hybrid clouds. vRealize Suite lets you increase business speed and agility while maintaining IT control and cost efficiency.

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Private Cloud

Build a Private Cloud

Leverage the software-defined data center architecture to build and run a vSphere-based private cloud. Deliver virtualized infrastructure services and highly available applications and services.

Beyond Server Virtualization

Server virtualization slashed CapEx and OpEx costs by more than more than 50%* while expanding business agility. Now you can virtualize the rest of the data center so that all IT services become as cheap and easy to provision and manage as virtual machines. The software-defined data center architecture extends abstraction, pooling and automation to the rest of your data center resources, including compute, network and storage. You can deploy your virtualized infrastructure on any cloud infrastructure and manage it across platforms.

*VMware Internal TCO Analysis - 2014



Highly Available Apps and Services  

Leveraging the software-defined data center (SDDC) architecture, a VMware-based private cloud provides the foundation for achieving highly available applications and services with a standardized and consolidated data center. A private cloud also enables secure and compliant IT,intelligent control of IT operations, rapid application provisioning and ongoing governance.

Products for Your Private Cloud

vCloud Suite

With VMware vCloud Suite, you can build and manage vSphere-based private clouds. vCloud Suite enables business continuity through application-aware availability and automated fault tolerance. Protect against threats and configuration drift through virtualization-aware security and compliance.

vRealize Suite

Provision and manage workloads in your private cloud, even to other hypervisors and to non-virtualized environments, with vRealize Suite. Automate provisioning with policy-based lifecycle management capabilities.

vCloud Connector

VMware vCloud Connector links your internal private cloud with public clouds, so you can manage them as a single hybrid environment and transfer workloads back and forth.


Extend Your Data Center to the Cloud


VMware delivers on the promise of cloud computing, enabling you to seamlessly and securely extend your data center and applications to the cloud. You can move workloads between onsite data centers or from private clouds to the public cloud, and back again, creating a true hybrid cloud.   


The Advantages of Hybrid Cloud


VMware provides unprecedented flexibility and choice of cloud services on a local basis with vCloud Air and through the vCloud Air Network – the world's largest network of validated cloud services based on VMware technology.


When you choose cloud services from VMware and our vCloud Air Network Service Providers partners, you don't have to worry about application compatibility or service provider lock-in often associated with other commodity cloud services. You reduce both risks and costs without needing additional management tools and infrastructure, or having to reinvent your processes and retrain your workforce.


The benefits of a VMware-based hybrid cloud platform include:

  • The ability to write, deploy and manage applications in the cloud the same way you do today, relying on the underlying platform to provide the same level of security, reliability and performance you get from your current VMware infrastructure.
  • Administration of the entire hybrid infrastructure—data centers and public cloud together—with a "single pane of glass" management framework. Use the same tools, processes and skills you already have.
  • Quickly deploy workloads to the cloud with the flexibility to move them between your on-premises and off-premises environments as your requirements change.
  • Global availability and choice of validated cloud services through VMware or our vCloud Air Network service provider ecosystem.
  • Data sovereignty through local vCloud Air data centers and vCloud Air Network service providers in 102 countries.

VMware Hybrid Cloud Solutions

VMware vCloud Air

Run any workload, existing or new, with vCloud Air —a secure, dedicated cloud owned and operated by VMware. The service delivers unified networking, common management and security, and the same reliability and performance you expect from your internal data center.

vCloud Air Network Service Providers

Choose from a broad selection of cloud services built on the industry-leading vSphere virtualization platform. These services are optimized for a variety of use cases, such as seasonal projects, development and testing, and disaster recovery.

IDC Whitepaper

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