Networking and security are the most commonly cited barriers to adopting public cloud. VMware vCloud Air offers a comprehensive portfolio of networking services and capabilities to ensure a smooth transition to the cloud. Every vCloud Air service includes a connection to the Internet, one or more public IP addresses and bandwidth.
vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager provides an optimized software-defined WAN, enabling networks to stretch to the cloud yet perform as if they were local, while reducing WAN traffic up to 50%. The service also enables zero-downtime bidirectional migration of workloads as well as the migration of NSX security policies to vCloud Air.
vCloud Air Direct Connect is a dedicated, high-throughput networking link that connects remote data centers and those in the same colocation facility to an instance in vCloud Air. Direct Connect is jointly delivered by VMware and your Network Service Provider (NSP).
Hybrid DMZ Reference Designs for vCloud Air are a series of recommended architectures to build a new zone in the hybrid cloud where physical cloud connectivity can be shared among multiple services. Security and other core services can be centralized, leveraging existing best practices.
The Edge Gateway provides critical networking capabilities, as well as the ability to customize network settings to support your application and security needs. The Edge Gateway also provides a connection to the Internet, offering speeds of up to 1Gbps.
Offline Data Transfer is a data migration service used to move large numbers of VMs, vApps, or templates from your local private vSphere or VMware Cloud Director environments to vCloud Air via physical disk. This is a faster and more economical way than migrating large amounts of data via the Internet. VMware will provide you with a secure, encrypted physical storage device for your data. Simply return this device using the mail carrier of your choice and VMware will upload your data to vCloud Air.