VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager enables vSphere users to seamlessly extend networking to the cloud via an optimized, software-defined WAN. As a result, stretched networks perform similarly to local networks and workloads can be migrated to and from the cloud with zero downtime. VMware NSX security policies can also be migrated in order to retain the same security controls in the cloud. The Hybrid Cloud Manager feature is available for use with vCloud Air Dedicated Cloud service.
vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager offers the ability to seamlessly extend on-premises networks to the cloud and to integrate on and off-premises resources. This eases cloud migrations, both in and out of the cloud, and makes hybrid clouds a reality.
Accelerated connectivity options facilitate the migration of workloads from your data center to vCloud Air. Hybrid Cloud Manager can move live, running workloads to vCloud Air with zero downtime or use bulk migration capabilities to move large numbers of workloads with a scheduled cutover.
Use the same network and security controls in vCloud Air as you do on-premises with vSphere and NSX. Stretch networks and migrate security policies to vCloud Air for use with Advanced Networking Services.
Intelligent routing, tiered WAN path selection, replication-aware traffic management, and WAN optimization technology make your connection to vCloud Air feel like it’s part of your local network.
Stretch the VLANs or VXLANs that your VMs are connected to in your data center out to vCloud Air so that your network is just as portable as your VMs.
Move live, running workloads to vCloud Air with zero downtime or use replication-based migration for bulk VM migrations during a scheduled cutover window.
If you use NSX in your own data center you can move your VMs to vCloud Air and keep them on the same stretched Layer 2 network segment. You can also migrate your security policy to vCloud Air for seamless application migration.
*Layer 2 network extension speeds listed here are maximums and may vary based on factors beyond our control. For best results the vCloud Air Direct Connect service is required.