VMware is preparing to launch its vCloud Hybrid Service in the UK beginning with a first data center location in Slough.
In addition, VMware announced new hybrid cloud management capabilities and the vCloud Hybrid Service Application Marketplace.
VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, built on VMware vSphere®, enables customers to extend the same applications, networking, management, operations and tools across both on-premises and off-premises environments. The UK expansion demonstrates VMware’s commitment to expand its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) footprint internationally and provide European customers with the fastest path to cloud.
“The UK represents one of the largest IT markets in Europe, and VMware is committed to providing customers with a local, in-country public cloud which will enable them to extend their current data centers and deploy new cloud-native applications,” said Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. “This is the first significant milestone in our commitment to deliver cloud services in Europe. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is growing quickly in the U.S., and this expansion addresses UK and European data locality, privacy, security and sovereignty challenges.”
VMware vCloud allows users to migrate VMs on demand from their "internal cloud" of cooperating VMware vSphere hypervisors to a remote cloud of VMware vSphere hypervisors.
The service is hosted in three U.S. data centers: Santa Clara, California, Sterling, Virginia, and Las Vegas, Nevada.