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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.

Business Strategy for the Hybrid Cloud: VMware vCloud Hybrid Service at the Center of IT Transformation

VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service is part of a revolutionary movement of IT. Did you know that 45% of all enterprise IT will come to the cloud by 2015? What’s more, enterprises want hybrid cloud; 72% of enterprises say they’ll be pursuing a hybrid cloud strategy by 2015. VMware is at the center of this transformation.

VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit’s GM and SVP Bill Fathers recently joined a “Fireside Chat” with GigaOM’s Barb Darrow at GigaOM Structure last week. Bill took the opportunity to discuss the advantages of “hybridity” and openness; what is top of mind for CIOs when considering public cloud; data privacy and the Snowden impact and the power of network virtualization.

The overarching focus of the show was uncovering what the infrastructure powering next-generation applications will look like. Enterprise customers undertaking cloud deployments undertake many challenges including re-architecting applications, learning new tools and data residency. Find out more about VMware’s strategy for helping customers address these challenges and others, in this business strategy video, where VMware’s Scott Collison sets the stage for the future of vCloud Hybrid Service and paints a picture of the infrastructure powering next-generation apps.

The Fastest Path to Cloud: VMware Announces vCloud® Government Service for U.S. Public Sector

By Angelos Kottas, Director, Product Marketing, Hybrid Cloud Services at VMware

Today, I’m pleased to announce that VMware’s hybrid cloud team has bid to secure FedRAMP Authority to Operate for a new enterprise hybrid cloud service offering, VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia™. VMware is expanding its partnership with Carpathia Hosting, a trusted cloud operator and leading provider of cloud services and managed hosting for government agencies, to jointly bring this service to market.

What is FedRAMP and why is it important? FedRAMP, which stands for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, is a standardized approach to cloud security assessments, authorization and monitoring that is designed to save the government money, time and staff by eliminating redundant agency security assessments. Through FedRAMP’s leveraged security authorizations, federal agencies can also drastically reduce the time it takes to adopt new IT capabilities.

Government agencies are looking to leverage the public cloud while maintaining security and data protection that meets a broad range of regulations, standards and best practices. In a search to find the fastest path to cloud while maintaining security and compliance, government agencies have sought solutions to help manage IT infrastructure, as well as new and legacy applications since the Administration’s Cloud First mandate of 2010.

VMware vCloud Government Service is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud service targeting the needs of U.S. Federal government customers while following the same hybrid cloud architecture as VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™.  The service is designed to run legacy and new applications in exactly the same way, enabling government organizations to focus on leveraging the benefits of the cloud to their mission, rather than re-architecting for new infrastructure. Federal organizations can securely extend their data centers to the cloud quickly and confidently, using an integrated cloud infrastructure with the security of FedRAMP authorization.

This expanded partnership will combine VMware’s award-winning vSphere® technology, which is already used by the majority of Federal agencies to optimize and manage their data centers, with Carpathia’s extensive experience delivering compliant solutions for government agencies to provide the security and compliance assurance of FedRAMP authorization and bring innovation to the government in this area.

Since VMware has helped Federal agencies optimize and manage their data center infrastructure for over 14 years, we see this new partnership as a natural extension of not only our core business, but also of what so many Federal agencies are already doing. VMware is committed to empowering these agencies to use the cloud to meet their line of business and mission requirements rapidly, easily and confidently.

VMware vCloud Government Service is expected to be generally available in H2 2014. 

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