This VMworld, there’s been plenty of buzz around new SDDC innovations. Indisputably, cloud adoption is on the rise – but today’s IT teams are looking even further ahead: there’s a dream of anytime, anywhere mobility in the Cross-Cloud era. At the forefront of this, is vCloud Air Network partner OVH. They are pushing the envelope with on-demand software-defined datacentres and virtual cloud desktop services.
By Laura Ortman, General Manager, vCloud Air
Yesterday we shared some new developments around vCloud Air that address enterprise hybrid cloud requirements including a new VMware Cloud Foundation service and a new offering for Disaster Recovery (DR). The new Disaster Recovery solution, which will enter Beta next week, is an innovative approach that combines different vCloud Air services including our Dedicated Cloud, Hybrid Cloud Manager, and vSphere-based replication to deliver an enterprise-centric solution for the largest and most demanding DR use cases.
This new service, along with our existing vCloud Air Disaster Recovery offering, enables us to deliver a right-sized DR solution for every customer segment and vertical. From protection of remote and branch office locations, to commercial businesses that have less than 100 virtual machines, to large enterprise customers who have hundreds of virtual machines, our customers are seeing the business benefits of our DR offerings.
By Allwyn Sequeira, Co-General Manager, VMware vCloud Air
Analysts currently estimate that 15% of all workloads are now running in the public cloud which means 85% of workloads remain on-premises. With technology paradigms in transition, more customers are seeing the need to embrace the hybrid cloud – a combination of both on- and off-premises environments – which is likely the reality for many years to come. The challenge for many IT departments is that the integration of public cloud resources to existing data center practices is both technically challenging as well as time-consuming. VMware is committed to helping customers in this transition through continued investments in vCloud Air as well as expanding that strategy through partnerships with leading cloud providers like IBM and AWS to provide our customers with the broadest choice.
Attention IT professionals – want to discover the benefits of network virtualization, mobility, and cloud? You can at VMware vForum Live! Join our experts in-person for an interactive, all-day event that will take you through technical deep dives of VMware solutions. Sign up today for vForum Live in Toronto on Nov 9th or sign up for vForum Live in Houston on Nov 17th now!
vForum Live is your chance to collaborate with peers, interact with VMware experts and receive actionable advice on how you can simplify your IT and deliver an effective cloud strategy. From keynote speeches presented by the industry’s heaviest hitters to specific VMware solution breakout sessions, you’ll get to hear the latest tips, tricks and insights. Plus, partake in our hands-on SociaLabs in the afternoon to get direct experience working with various solutions under the guidance of a VMware expert.
Are you a VMware vSphere® user seriously thinking about the cloud as a way to scale your infrastructure? Then join us as we go into vSphere…and BEYOND! Sign up for one or all of our vSphere and Beyond webcasts this Fall and explore key considerations and best practices for a successful and seamless transition to the hybrid cloud.
Kicking off the series October 19th is “The VMware Journey to Cloud with vCloud Air”, led by VMware Product Marketing Managers Chris Spencer and Jim Armstrong. Join these experts as they highlight the many business benefits that hybrid cloud brings, providing real-life examples of how VMware is revolutionizing the cloud with VMware vCloud® Air™, a true hybrid data center solution. Topics include:
Fall is here! Winter is coming. And yes, I may already be on my third pumpkin spice latte today (feel free to judge). Nonetheless, I’m oh so happy to announce that as our air gets cooler, we’ve got some even cooler educational webcasts to help you learn more about vCloud Air (see what we did there?)
Each of the below tracks delivers three webcasts including a few that are part of VMware’s upcoming and highly popular vForum Online. We’ve designed them all to offer something of interest, no matter where you “fall” (pun intended) in the hybrid cloud adoption cycle.
Keeping busy business professionals productive is just one of the many reasons that savvy IT pros like you design data centers that provide a reliable, always-on user experience. But scaling up to meet seasonal demand, global expansion or an influx of new users can be an expensive, time-consuming, frown-inducing proposition. That’s why IT teams running VMware vSphere® workloads have turned to VMware vCloud ® Air™ to gain the scale of the public cloud to meet the evolving needs of their organizations.
With another successful VMworld US and VMware Partner Exchange in the books, the vCloud Air Network team is headed to Barcelona, Spain for VMworld Europe 2016 – held at the Fira Gran Via from 17-20 October.
Things to know about before you go:
VMware Partner Exchange @ VMworld Europe
On Monday, 17 October, we invite all VMware Service Provider partners to join us to attend sessions, learn tools, and hear all the information necessary to succeed in selling your VMware-based cloud services.
We get it, you can’t make it to a vForum Live in your town, but you still wish you could tap into the latest technical deep dives through VMware solutions across the hybrid cloud, software-defined data center, and end user computing. vForum Online makes that possible! In total, vForum online offers 21 technical breakouts, 14 Chat-with-experts sessions, and 11 expert-led, Hands-on Labs across software-defined data center, end user computing and the hybrid cloud.
Sign up to attend vForum Online on November 3rd and you’ll have access to over 60 VMware experts across 9 content tracks to answer your questions in real-time!
By Gary Chen, Research Manager, Cloud and Virtualization System Software, IDC
In the last post, we looked at the initial issues around getting existing VMs converted and transferred to a public cloud. Now that the VMs have been successfully moved to the cloud, what other issues do customers encounter in adapting the VMs to a different environment?
Overall, the primary challenges are around differing performance and compatibility characteristics between public cloud and on-premises data center environments. First, thinking about compute, there is a physical server that is accessed through a hypervisor. While there could be differences in the underlying CPU and physical server, the primary challenges are with the hypervisor and placement/scheduling: