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VMware Continues vCloud Air Global Expansion Extending Hybrid Cloud Reach to Australia

Bill Fathers, EVP, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMwareBy Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware

Today, we have very exciting vCloud Air news to share. Not only are we extending our hybrid cloud service to Australia, but after completing a successful beta program, vCloud Air will be generally available in Japan in the coming weeks. The combination of vCloud Air with the VMware vCloud Air Network of service providers, which includes more than 20 data centers in Australia, makes VMware the largest hybrid cloud network in the Asia Pacific region.

In Australia
The new service location in Australia, expected to be available in the first half of 2015, provides customers with a hybrid cloud option operated by VMware that addresses local compliance and data sovereignty concerns. VMware vCloud Air enables organizations to seamlessly expand their on-premises IT infrastructure to the public cloud. The resulting hybrid cloud is compatible with clients’ existing applications and allows them to build new cloud-native applications, delivering agility and efficiency to the business in a secure, reliable and compliant manner. IT departments can view, manage, and operate the cloud environment in a unified way and the service is compatible with Hybrid Cloud Services powered by the VMware vCloud Network of service providers.

In Japan
After the successful beta program announced this past July with SoftBank Telecom Corp. and SoftBank Commerce & Service Corp. (SoftBank C&S), vCloud Air will be generally available in Japan in the coming weeks. The beta program was a success with more than 50 companies who participated; these companies will be making the transition to general availability allowing them to provide a true hybrid cloud for enterprises.

Today’s announcement is a true testament to VMware’s commitment to partnering with our clients as they begin or continue their journey to the cloud and to the global expansion of our products and services.

#Video | vCloud Air Perspectives from VMworld 2014 Europe

vCloud Air plans to expand in Central Europe with a new data center in Germany. What’s the significance? Gavin Jackson, VP and GM, vCloud Business Unit, makes the strategy clear.

VMware Continues to Expand Hybrid Cloud Presence in Europe

Gavin Jackson, VMwareBy Gavin Jackson, Vice President & General Manager, Cloud Services EMEA

It’s day one of VMworld® Europe, and we are kicking off with a lot of exciting news for Hybrid Cloud! This morning during Pat Gelsinger’s keynote, we announced plans to bring VMware vCloud® Air™ to all VMware customers in Germany, giving them access to an easy, fast path to achieve the agility and efficiency of the public cloud.

Why is the Expansion Important?

There has been a strong appetite among customers for vCloud Air in Europe, and today’s announcement is aimed at supporting those organizations that have VMware-based internal clouds and want to transition to using an extension of that environment in a public cloud. We also know data location and sovereignty are important to every organization, and public cloud data centers need to meet both internal IT standards as well as local data requirements. In addition to the UK location and our existing ecosystem of more than 2,100 vCloud Air® Network™ Service Provider Partners in Europe, the Germany location is part of our continued commitment to providing our international customers with local service built with global best practices for architecting public clouds.

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Daily Dispatches @ #VMworld 2014: Day 3

Oliver RollBy Oliver Roll, VP, Global Corporate Communications
@oliverroll

We had a lot of fun yesterday and I hope everyone left the Solutions Exchange Hall Crawl with a heavy swag bag. Day Three at VMworld promises to be no less exciting, so without further ado, let’s get into today’s Dispatch.

In case you missed my tips from yesterday, check it out here. Hit the jump for a Day Two news recap and my recommendations on what you shouldn’t miss on Day Three of VMworld 2014.

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VMworld 2014 US: VMware Hybrid Cloud Momentum

Bill Fathers, EVP and GM, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMwareBy Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware 

It is only day two of VMworld, and there is so much excitement around cloud services from VMware. On August 21, we announced the rebranding of vCloud Hybrid Service to vCloud Air, our new name for the industry’s only enterprise-ready Hybrid Cloud. We also introduced the vCloud Air Network, providing more choice in cloud service options to our customers than any cloud provider in the industry.

The cloud is VMware’s second DNA, and the rebrand to vCloud Air represents how VMware will deliver innovation as a service, from the data center to the desktop and mobile applications, all on top of the vCloud Air platform.

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VMware Extends Hybrid Cloud Reach to Asia-Pacific Region

Bill Fathers, SVP & GM, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMwareBy Bill Fathers, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit

I am pleased to announce the expansion of VMware’s hybrid cloud service footprint into the Asia-Pacific region through two new and exciting partnerships in Japan and China.

This week in Japan, Pat Gelsinger will join Ken Miyauchi, representative director and COO of SoftBank, onstage at SoftBank World to announce a new joint venture between our companies to launch VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service in Asia. This service is already available to clients in Japan as a private beta today and will become generally available in Q4 of this year (Read more about our announcement with SoftBank here).

In addition, this week in China, Pat joined China Telecom executives to announce plans to build a world-class hybrid cloud service in Beijing. Based on VMware hybrid cloud technology, the new service will be operated by China Telecom, as CT E-surfing Hybrid Cloud Services (Powered by China Telecom and VMware). The new service is expected to deliver hybrid cloud offerings such as Infrastructure as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service and Desktop as a Service (Read more about our announcement with China Telecom here).

We are honored and excited to work with SoftBank and China Telecom to deliver hybrid cloud services to clients.

Taking a step back to get a wider view, there has been a lot of buzz around our vCloud Hybrid Service since it went live in September 2013. Our scale out is progressing at an aggressive rate. VMware now operates vCloud hybrid service in North America (6 sites in the US), Europe (in the UK) and now Asia to meet the needs of both our regional and global clients. By the end of 2014 a VMware cloud will be available in over 75% of the world’s cloud market through both VMware-operated services and our vast global network of over 12,000 VMware-based cloud service providers.

Throughout, we have kept up the pace of innovation announcing new hybrid capabilities and new service offerings such as Desktop as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service and support for Cloud Foundry. Increasingly VMware’s global client base can regard vCloud Hybrid service as an extension of their existing environments, and they can quickly deploy both new and existing applications without compromising on performance or security.

We have been busy… But we are not stopping here. Today’s news should leave no doubt. We are committed to continuing the expansion of our global hybrid cloud service footprint and providing our clients, where ever they may be in the world, with the fastest path to cloud.

To get started with the vCloud Hybrid Service, visit vCloud.VMware.com.

For future updates, follow us on Twitter at @vCloud and Facebook.com/VMwarevCloud.

Forward-Looking Statements

This blog post contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding VMware and its affiliates plans for further expansion of its vCloud Hybrid Service offerings, the general availability of the vCloud Hybrid Service and Japan and the CTC service in China, the benefits to customers of vCloud Hybrid Service, and the expected growth of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.  These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the cloud computing market, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (iv) our customers’ ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing; (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud computing; (vii) changes to product development timelines; (viii) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; and (ix) VMware’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this post.

CTC and VMware Announce Plans to Build Hybrid Cloud Service in China

By Sanjay Mirchandani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan

Today marked a milestone development in VMware’s growth story in Greater China.

We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Telecom Corporation, Cloud Computing Branch, to build a world-class hybrid cloud service that will start benefiting Chinese customers next year.

This move represents an important strategic hybrid cloud partnership in China, providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service initially, with the potential to deliver future solutions that include Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service and Desktop-as-a-Service.

Based on VMware software, these solutions will be operated by China Telecom under the brand name “CT E-surfing Hybrid Cloud Services (Powered by China Telecom and VMware)”.

This news broke in one of the world’s fastest growing cloud markets, which adds significant weight to VMware’s vision of hybrid cloud as the future of IT.

Our vCloud software enables seamless extension of a private on-premise cloud to the public cloud in a way that’s compatible with existing IT assets. The result is that IT departments can manage a “best of both worlds” cloud environment in a totally unified manner, using a platform they already know and trust. This process unfolds as part of a natural transformation on the journey to our vision of IT-as-a-Service.

VMware has been pursuing a strategy of partnering with key Chinese technology, distribution and service provider partners to produce Chinese solutions for Chinese organizations. In that regard, China Telecom is the nation’s biggest cloud service provider. It operates an extensive telecommunications network and serves the largest Internet user base in China.

When the new hybrid cloud service is up and running, China Telecom’s sales force will target large to medium-sized enterprises and government departments. These will typically involve the financial, energy, transportation, insurance, healthcare and education sectors.

Cloud market development is part of the Chinese government’s 12th Five-Year Plan, so we are particularly pleased to be playing a role in that – ultimately helping Chinese organizations to benefit from greater agility and efficiency.

Chinese enterprises seizing the opportunity to make their businesses more competitive will give rise to significant demand. In fact, IDC forecasts that the total public cloud market in China will grow at a CAGR of 25% – from $1.464 billion this year to $2.890 billion in 2017.

Today’s news is the latest chapter in VMware’s rapid expansion story in Greater China. This part of our Asia Pacific & Japan business has grown by some 20% over the last two years. Our first mainland China office opened in 2005, since when we have established a presence in around 30 cities.

Forward-Looking Statements

This blog post contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding VMware and its affiliates plans for further expansion of its vCloud Hybrid Service offerings, the general availability of the vCloud Hybrid Service in China, the benefits to customers of vCloud Hybrid Service, and the growth of China’s public cloud market.  These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the cloud computing market, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (iv) our customers’ ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing; (v) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vi) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud computing; (vii) changes to product development timelines; (viii) VMware’s ability to protect its proprietary technology; and (ix) VMware’s ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this post.