VMware Launches vCloud Hybrid Service
VMware launched its highly anticipated vCloud Hybrid Service this week, firing back against cloud service competitors Amazon and Microsoft, which recently have been making a lot of noise in the cloud arena.
The new Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud offering is built on VMware's flagship vSphere software and extends the company's virtualization software into the public cloud. That allows customers to use VMware's virtualization and software-defined data center technologies for both on- and off-premise environments.
Partners applauded the vCloud Hybrid Service launch, noting that solution providers want to be able to offer cloud services to their customers without having to build their own public cloud systems.