VMware launches VMware vCloud Air Network program

All the major vendors in the cloud computing market are investing in their hybrid cloud programs, VMware is no exception and today has launched the new VMware vCloud Air Network program, an evolution of their existing VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP). According to VMware the vCloud Air Network can count more than 3800 service providers partners in over 100 countries, each provider will be designated as: IaaS Powered: to identify vSphere as the foundational technology inside the provider Hybrid Read more [...]

VMware announces general availability of vCloud Hybrid Service in Europe

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is the VMware’s owned and operated public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) service, launched in 2013 in US only ,was running in beta on a single datacenter in UK until today, February 25 when VMware announced the general availability for Europe. The service will be initially provided only from a data center in Slough, UK complementing VMware’s existing US data centers and providing to customers the adequate compliance with UK and EU regulations, a wider rollout Read more [...]

Paper: VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Reference Architecture

VMware has released a paper titled: "VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Reference Architecture", the paper which contains 21 pages provides recommendations about deployment topology, hardware specifications and scalability for vCloud Automation Center version 6.0, vCloud Application Director version 6.0 and IT Business Management Suite Standard Edition version 1.0. The paper provides recommendations for small, medium and large deployement scenario’s.   The paper contains the following Read more [...]

Release: VMware vCenter Orchestrator Plug-In for vCloud Director 5.5

vCenter Orchestrator plug-in for vCloud Director 5.5 allows access to vCloud Director’s functionalities and API to be used in vCenter Orchestrator, VMware’s workflow automation platform. This new release has its main purpose in the complete support for vCloud Director 5.5 but also introduces new features such the enhanced performances of the object finder methods, the possibility to configure the cache timeout through the plug-in settings, the ability for Cloud administrators to automate Read more [...]

VMware announces vCloud Hybrid Service general availability

At VMworld 2013 VMware announced the general availability of its vCloud Hybrid Service that cloudcomputing.info covered in Marchand then again in May. vCloud Hybrid Service, built on VMware vSphere, provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from the cloud providing a common management, orchestration, networking and security model and will be delivered by VMware’s partner ecosystem.   The new Hybrid Cloud Capabilities could be resumed as follows: Direct Connect: Will allow customers Read more [...]

Release: VMware vCloud Automation Center 5.2

VMware has released vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 5.2 based on DynamicOps Cloud Automation Center 4.5 that VMware acquired in July 2012. The product offers automated virtual machines and physical server provisioning on both on-premises and cloud infrastructures with a good level of process governance. Among the new features introduced noticeable are the support for Hyper-V 2012 and KVM on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1, a better integration with VMware vCloud Director and resource Read more [...]

VMware announces more information about vCloud Hybrid Services

In March this year cloudcomputing.info reported that VMware was set to announce the vCloud Hybrid Service. vCloud Hybrid Service provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from the cloud providing a common management, orchestration, networking and security model and will be delivered by VMware’s partner ecosystem. Today VMware announced that the vCloud Hybrid Service will be generally available in Q3 of this year, with an Early Access program which starts in June. vCloud Hybrid Service Dedicated Read more [...]

Release: VMware vCloud Connector 2.0

VMware has released version 2.0 of its vCloud Connector. vCloud Connector is a Software as a Service (SaaS) management tool for VMware environments residing on- or off premise offering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). vCloud Connector allows you to connect multiple clouds which could be either private or public. Public clouds are operated by vendors providing Global Connect, an effort between VMware and several vendors providing public cloud solutions based on the VMware stack. Version 2.0 Read more [...]

Paper: VMware vCloud Director 5.1 Performance and Best Practices

VMware has published a paper titled:”VMware vCloud Director 5.1 Performance and Best Practices“. The paper which contains 28 pages addresses a couple of areas regarding vCloud Director 5.1 Performance like performance characterizations including latency breakdown, latency trends, resource consumptions, sizing guidelines and hardware requirements, and performance tuning tips vCloud Director in combination with vSphere pools virtual infrastructure resources and delivers those resources as catalog-based Read more [...]

VMware releases Compliance for Business-Critical Applications in the Cloud

On October 4th, VMware announced the availability of VMware Compliance Reference Architectures, a group of appliances including application guides and design architectures which are supposed to simplify compliance for business-critical applications in the cloud and are designed to assist customers to develop virtualized infrastructure meeting compliance standards.   The VMware Compliance Reference Architecture for PCI also contains the VMware Solution Guide for PCI and the VMware Architecture Read more [...]