VMware To Sell vCloud Air To European Hosting Giant OVH

VMware's one-time Amazon Web Services competitor vCloud Air is being sold to privately held hyper-scale cloud provider OVH.

The deal, announced Tuesday, comes just six months after VMware signed a public-private cloud partnership with former cloud infrastructure rival AWS.

Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter, were not disclosed.

vCloud Air is VMware's enterprise hybrid cloud offering. The company said in a statement that it has "evolved its business strategy to focus on providing hybrid and cross-cloud software and services. Given this evolution, VMware is transitioning vCloud Air U.S. and European data centers, customer operations, and customer success teams to OVH."

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After the acquisition closes, OVH will operate vCloud Air as "vCloud Air Powered by OVH," will continue to use VMware cloud technology, and will partner with VMware on go-to-market strategy and customer support.