Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Savvis and VMware Partner on vCloud Hybrid Service

Savvis and VMware announced a partnership focused on VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, which allows users to migrate VMs on demand from their "internal cloud" of cooperating VMware hypervisors to a remote cloud of VMware hypervisors.

Savvis, which is the enterprise IT infrastructure arm of CenturyLink, is deploying instances of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service within its North American data center footprint in 2013 and 2014. Savvis will offer complementary, secure low-latency network services for VMware vCloud Hybrid Service customers using the CenturyLink global network.

VMware has also agreed with Savvis to be its hosting partner in the U.S. and Canada.

"Savvis is proud to expand our VMware partnership to integrate our offerings with VMware vCloud Hybrid Service," said Jeff Von Deylen, president of Savvis. "Customers using VMware vCloud Hybrid Service will benefit from our broad portfolio of network, colocation, managed hosting, managed services and cloud services to enable custom IT solutions. Hybrid cloud customers are looking for the kind of secure, low-latency network connectivity solutions that Savvis and CenturyLink can provide."

"Building on VMware's longstanding relationship with Savvis, this alliance will enable new and existing business applications to run seamlessly both on- and off-premises," said Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. "Customers can gain new data center locations for vCloud Hybrid Service and complementary network, colocation, hosting and managed services from Savvis to accelerate their move to cloud."

Savvis noted it long history of technology integration with VMware. In the past year, Savvis:

Launched the Savvis Cloud Ecosystem, which focuses on innovative technology partners using VMware's vCloud API.

Announced the global availability of Savvis Cloud Data Center, which is based on the latest version of VMware vCloud Director orchestration platform.

Joined the Cloud Foundry advisory board, which was recently established by Pivotal, to help guide the Cloud Foundry ecosystem as it fosters a platform for developers in an open and innovative community.