VMware Launches Cross-Cloud Architecture for Public, Private & Hybrid Clouds

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LAS VEGAS/VMworld 2016 -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced the extension of the company’s hybrid cloud strategy with the new VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture™, enabling customers to run, manage, connect, and secure their applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment.

In support of the company’s cloud strategy, VMware also announced the following:

  • VMware Cloud Foundation™ is a unified SDDC platform that makes it easy for customers to manage and run their SDDC clouds;
  • Technology Preview of Cross-Cloud services™ to showcase how customers can manage, govern, and secure applications running in private and public clouds, including AWS, Azure and IBM Cloud;
  • VMware vCloud® Availability™, a new family of disaster recovery offerings purpose built for vCloud Air™ Network partners;
  • A new release of VMware vCloud Air Hybrid Cloud Manager™ to provide VMware vSphere® users zero downtime application migration to VMware vCloud Air.

“Customers foresee relying on multiple public and private clouds to run their applications, but are daunted by the challenge of managing and securing applications across diverse cloud platforms,” said Raghu Raghuram, executive vice president and general manager, Software-Defined Data Center Division, VMware. “When customers combine a best-in-class private cloud with leading public clouds, all enabled by VMware, they have the strongest, most flexible hybrid cloud strategy. VMware is delivering cloud freedom and control by providing a common operating environment for all clouds with our unique Cross-Cloud Architecture™.”

As the world’s most complete and capable hybrid cloud architecture, the Cross-Cloud Architecture enables consistent deployment models, security policies, visibility, and governance for all applications, running on-premises and off-premises, regardless of the underlying cloud, hardware platform or hypervisor. VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture builds on its leading private and hybrid cloud capabilities by offering customers the freedom to innovate in multiple clouds, and is delivered through VMware Cloud Foundation, a new set of Cross-Cloud services which VMware is developing and the VMware vRealize® cloud management platform.

Unified Software-Defined Data Center Platform for the Hybrid Cloud VMware Cloud Foundation delivers the next-generation hyperconverged infrastructure for building private clouds that for the first time combines VMware’s highly scalable hyper-converged software (VMware vSphere and VMware Virtual SAN™) with the world’s leading network virtualization platform, VMware NSX®. VMware SDDC Manager™, a core component of VMware Cloud Foundation, helps customers and service providers automate the deployment and management of VMware cloud software. SDDC Manager helps to build and maintain the entire VMware cloud software stack, making it possible to build a complete cloud in a matter of hours. SDDC Manager builds and maintains the entire VMware cloud software stack, freeing cloud administrators from the complex and tedious task of installing, configuring, managing and updating their cloud infrastructure. The result is that customers can gain a 6-8x reduction in time to deploy cloud infrastructure and save 30-40 percent on TCO (1).

For the first time, VMware Cloud Foundation offers a new “as a service” option that delivers the full power of the SDDC in a hybrid cloud environment. IBM is the first VMware vCloud Air Network partner delivering new offerings based on VMware Cloud Foundation with its VMware Cloud Foundation™ on IBM Cloud offering. VMware Cloud Foundation will be available on additional public clouds, including vCloud Air, in the future. Read more about VMware Cloud Foundation™ on IBM Cloud in this announcement.

For private clouds, customers can procure turnkey VxRack Systems integrated solutions from EMC today, or combine Cloud Foundation software with qualified VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes from Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and QCT.

VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW)

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