VMware has unveiled its new vCloud Hybrid Service that will enable the company's existing base of 500,000 customers to seamlessly migrate and integrate with the public cloud when needed.
"Any application, any place, any cloud without any changes," Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, said of the vCloud Hybrid Service. "This to us is the magic that made virtualization real in the first place — the fact that I can take an OS or application, wrap it in VMware wrapper and all of a sudden I couldn't tell what server it was running on any longer."
Bill Fathers, SVP and GM for the vCloud Hybrid Service at VMware, noted that today there are more than 3,700 applications already certified on the VMware platform that will work on vCloud Hybrid service without any changes. And with the Hybrid Cloud Services, vCenter will be enabled to manage virtual machines whether they exist on-premise or in the Hybrid Cloud Services.
What this means to customers is that the vCloud Hybrid Service can be seamlessly delivered from any data center in the same way that virtual applications have long been able to run on any server inside a data center with VMware.
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VMware Bridges the Gap Between IT and the Cloud with vCloud Hybrid Service
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