VMware has decided to spin-out the Continuent software offering (VMware Continuent for Clustering and an open source-based VMware Continuent for Replication) into an independent company, Continuent. Continuent will continue to offer support for existing customers and continue to invest in additional technology offerings.
As part of our refocused cloud strategy, VMware is no longer pursuing a database-as-a-service offering for vCloud Air. VMware will focus its vCloud Air efforts, as a component of VMware’s overall cloud strategy, on the targeted use-cases (data center extension, data center replacement and disaster recovery) that make vCloud Air appealing.
VMware is committed to making sure this transition is smooth and existing Continuent customers are not negatively impacted.