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GigaOM Structure Attendees – Check out Bill Fathers’ “Fireside Chat” on Wednesday, June 18!

There has been a lot of buzz and excitement around vCloud Hybrid Service since it became generally available in August 2013. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is progressing at lightning speed – we went from one to five data center locations in the U.S. and UK and added new compute, storage, networking, desktop service, DR service and government service in just a matter of months.

VMware’s hybrid cloud strategy helps enterprise customers use the public cloud with an infrastructure that matches their existing architectures and data location, giving IT all the freedom of the public cloud with the manageability and security they expect from their existing data center or private cloud. For IT departments, a hybrid cloud removes traditional barriers to innovation and radically changes the relationship between IT and the business, making IT the “it” crowd – the people who really make things happen.

Want to learn more?

On Wednesday, June 18 at 4:30 p.m. PT, Bill Fathers, SVP and GM of VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, will participate in a “Fireside Chat” with GigaOM’s Barb Darrow at the Mission Bay Conference Center at GigaOM Structure. Bill and Barb will be on stage for a discussion on “Making the enterprise comfortable with the public cloud.”

Want to know what are the big concerns from big IT buyers that the cloud must address?

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Bill discuss these topics and more!

For more information about GigaOM Structure 2014, visit their website.

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Watch www.becometheITdepartment.com over the next month for insights and research on the move to hybrid cloud.

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The future of cloud computing — the hybrid cloud — is here. For most organizations, the challenge is preserving and extending their IT investments while taking advantage of the agility and flexibility that public cloud provides. Hybrid cloud promises the best of both worlds, making the delivery of existing and new applications faster and simpler.

With new advances in technology come new concepts, features and benefits for users. It also brings new questions, and we’re here to answer them!

We want to invite you to join our Reddit AMA, Monday, May 19th, from 1-2pm PT.

The VMware vCloud Hybrid Service team will be answering your hybrid cloud questions:

  • Mathew Lodge, Vice President, Cloud Services at VMware
  • Angelos Kottas, Director, Product Marketing, Hybrid Cloud Services at VMware,
  • Jason Lochhead, Chief Architect, vCloud Hybrid Service at VMware.

Whether you’re looking for advice, have a technical question, or are just curious about the hybrid cloud, we’d love for you to join us on May 19th.

Don’t forget to RSVP.

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

For more information about the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, visit vCloud.VMware.com.

Considering Hybrid Cloud? Three Reasons Why You Should

Hybrid cloud is becoming an increasingly popular buzzword, but still, some may wonder, “Why should I make the transition to hybrid cloud?”

The true hybrid cloud gives customers choice – the choice to deploy workloads in the best location, based on that particular workload’s security needs, performance needs and scalability needs. If you’re still on the fence as to why you should make the leap to the hybrid cloud, here are three key reasons why you should definitely consider it: reliability, flexibility, and scalability.

1) Reliability

With hybrid cloud, there are no surprises – it delivers the security, performance, and technical support that all enterprise IT organizations need. When it comes to the migration of data between your internal data center and your cloud, you need the confidence that your data is being transferred both safely and securely. With a true hybrid cloud, you can apply the security and control that you have in your private environment to the public cloud – giving enterprise IT groups the opportunity to designate which situations make sense for the public cloud and what type of data they can move to the public cloud.

2) Flexibility

Choice is the magic word when it comes to the hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud enables you to deploy workloads in your preferred location, whether in your own data center or to the public cloud, and to decide where to run, manage, and build applications. Through the hybrid cloud, IT organizations can give developers the power to build faster and roll out new applications, by giving them access to public cloud resources where it makes sense. Then, within the same management environment, moving workloads back into a private cloud environment within the date center when that makes more sense.

3) Scalability

Hybrid cloud is not only flexible, but also dynamically scalable. It allows IT professionals to expand upon established applications and internal systems as needed, and offers users the tools they need to handle sudden changes in demand in order to maintain high-speed performance and high availability. Ultimately, a true hybrid cloud enables users to rapidly scale their IT operations without needing to change anything.

Watch Dave Bartoletti, Senior Analyst at Forrester, as he further discusses the benefits of hybrid cloud:

In sum, an ideal hybrid cloud strategy should make infrastructure that you own as easy to consume as infrastructure from the public cloud, and vice versa, it should make infrastructure from the public cloud as easy to manage and control as infrastructure you own.

The VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is a dynamic and powerful hybrid cloud solution that allows you to seamlessly move your existing data center to the cloud. Designed for the most challenging IT environments, the vCloud Hybrid Service offers the power, security and reliability you need, with the speed to help take your organization to the cloud in minutes.

For more information about making the move to the vCloud Hybrid Service, visit vCloud.VMware.com.

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VMware vCloud Hybrid Service: Now Available to All U.S. Customers

By: Bill Fathers

It is day one of my first VMworld and we are starting out with some exciting news for Hybrid Cloud! This morning during Pat Gelsinger’s keynote, we announced vCloud Hybrid Service is now generally available to all VMware clients in the U.S., giving them access to an easy, fast path to achieve the agility and efficiency of the public cloud.

Back in May when I first introduced you to the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, I said we were doubling down on our strategy to accelerate the adoption of public cloud. Today we are delivering on that promise.

I am pleased to announce that we are rapidly expanding service capacity with new, state-of-the-art, data centers in Santa Clara, Calif. and Sterling, Va., coming online in September. These sites will complement our existing data center in Las Vegas, Nev and provide our U.S. clients with ready access to a VMware public cloud without compromise.

We are not stopping there. For the past several months we have been taking the feedback from our early access customers and working on a series of enhancements.  So, today we are also announcing new capabilities and solutions, including:

  • Direct Connect: Will allow clients to connect their data center network directly to vCloud Hybrid Service over private dedicated networks, providing secure, consistent, high bandwidth connectivity.
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service: Will automatically replicate applications and data to vCloud Hybrid Service, providing rapid automated recovery in the event of an outage. Clients can securely and automatically protect their applications with vCloud Hybrid Service for a fraction of the cost of building out additional physical data center capacity.
  • Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service: Will provide full support for the open source Cloud Foundry distribution and Pivotal CF. Cloud Foundry allows customers to avoid the complexity of re-architecting applications to make them run well on public clouds, and avoids lock-in to proprietary cloud APIs.
  • Horizon View Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS): Clients will be able to run Horizon View Desktops on vCloud Hybrid Service, and rapidly deploy new desktops without the expense and effort of procuring and managing physical hardware.

Extending vCloud Hybrid Service with New Partnerships

Today, we also announced a partnership with a company I am quite familiar with. VMware has had a longstanding relationship with Savvis, and today we are extremely excited to extend our work together to launch vCloud Hybrid Service in multiple Savvis data centers in North America in 2013 and 2014. This partnership will help clients embrace vCloud Hybrid Service, and gain access to complementary network, colocation, hosting and managed services from Savvis to accelerate their move to cloud.

Our ecosystem also plays a major role here. We bring VMware vCloud Service to market with the support of our world-class ecosystem. During the Early Access Program, we worked closely with five of our strategic channel partners, including CDW, SHI, Presidio, ePlus and Insight, to embrace and deploy vCloud Hybrid Service. Today, dozens of partners are coming on board as vCloud Hybrid Service resellers.

So an exciting day indeed…

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Top 3 Skills Your IT Team Needs to Prepare for the Cloud

By: Duncan Epping, Principal Architect VMware R&D

A question that arises often during conversations about the adoption of cloud computing is what kind of skills are required for a successful adoption of a public, private or hybrid cloud deployment. First of all, I cannot stress enough how important it is to ensure your team has the right skill set.

When I am talking about skills, I am not only talking about your team’s technical competency. For a successful adoption of cloud, it is of a great importance that the silos within the IT organization are broken down, or at a bare minimum bridged. Now more than ever, inter- and intra-team communication is of utmost importance. Larger organizations have realized this over the years while doing large virtualization projects, leading many to introduce a so-called “Center of Excellence.” This Center of Excellence was typically a virtual team formed out of the various teams (network, storage, security, server, application, business owners), and would ensure everyone’s requirements were met during the course of the project. With cloud, a similar approach is needed.

Knowing the audience of this blog though, you are not reading this article for a lecture in cloud organizational readiness but rather which three technical skills are required for cloud. The three areas where a deep understanding is required are:

  • Automation/Orchestration
  • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
  • Security/Compliance

Automation/Orchestration

For many people, cloud equals self-service/self-provisioning. A key aspect of self-service and self-provisioning is the fact that things just happen. Of course, things don’t just happen, but will need to be automated/orchestrated in order to provide a seamless user experience. On top of that, you cannot waste time repeating the same manual tasks over and over again when dealing with large-scale environments. As you can see, automation and orchestration are key factors for a successful, efficient and affordable adoption of cloud.

Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity

In any environment, availability of your services is key – the same also applies to a cloud environment. Regardless of whether your cloud is public, private or hybrid, you should have a deep understanding of how you can recover after a failure, and how you can mitigate risks. This could include straightforward solutions like vSphere HA, but it could also mean your application framework needs to be able to scale out depending on the availability requirements of the service and the type of cloud service used. Funnily enough, backup and recovery is another often forgotten key aspect to consider. What/when/where/how –  these are all things you need to know in order to meet the agreed recovery time objective and recovery point objective.

Security/Compliance

The third area of focus should be security and compliance. Now let me start by saying that this is usually the most complex area. Of course this depends on your internal security and compliance policies, but typically a deep understanding is required around how things are connected. Are compute/network/storage resources shared? If so, what is the impact/risk? How are networks connected? What about logging (multi-tenancy aspect)? There are many more questions one can ask around cloud security, which probably warrants a series of articles by itself.

As you can see, we have barely scratched the surface but even these three areas will require all teams within your IT department to work together as one team, which is what I want to emphasize here: Technical competency is important, but without proper communication between teams, your implementation is doomed to fail.

I hope this article will help you prepare your organization during the journey to the cloud.

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Duncan Epping is Principal Architect at VMware (R&D, Integration Engineering) and is focused on vCloud / vSphere architecture and integration. He was among the first VMware certified design experts (VCDX 007). He is the co-author of several books, including best seller vSphere 5.1 Clustering Technical Deepdive. He is the owner and main author of the leading virtualization blog yellow-bricks.com.

Solution to a “Mostly Cloudy” Problem

This is a guest post from vCloud Service Provider, Logicalis.

By: Steve Pelletier

Have you ever had an IT project that you thought would be ideal to put into a public cloud except for one or two requirements that cloud providers just can’t seem to meet?  I like to refer to these as “mostly cloudy” projects.  As Logicalis has developed its public cloud infrastructure, we’ve had many customers approach us with just this type of project.  An increasingly large proportion of those clients are ISVs who want to focus on their software development and move the hosting of their platform to the cloud.  But there’s an important problem preventing them from doing just that: public clouds typically don’t offer any custom options.

Most public cloud providers believe that standardization is the only way to provide cost benefits on a large scale.  Standardized hardware, automation, management levels – all of these standard tools and functions and more are typically put in place to make a public cloud environment both very efficient and highly repeatable.  Typical public clouds can’t be all things to all people, but they strive to be most things to many.  The problem is, this leaves those “mostly cloudy” projects with no place to turn in the public cloud.

At Logicalis, however, we take a much more consultative approach to everything we do, including our public cloud infrastructure.  We’re working to accommodate these kinds of mostly cloudy projects by deploying dedicated cloud environments.  By applying the same managed services practices that are used in remote management scenarios, Logicalis can provide the appropriate dedicated hardware and management levels as well as the custom requirements many clients need – things which would otherwise have prevented the solution from being hosted in a public cloud.  Logicalis can incorporate custom hardware requirements, higher SLAs, and enhanced security requirements, as well as other customized functions such as allowing a client access to the underlying virtualization and physical layers.  At Logicalis, we’re using our experience running a VMware-based public cloud – the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud – as well as our considerable expertise as a managed service provider to accommodate many of the unique requirements that traditional public clouds simply can’t deliver.

This makes Logicalis’ public cloud and dedicated cloud solutions, built on a VMware platform, ideal for ISVs that are looking to move their applications into the cloud.  Logicalis can provide a robust environment that takes advantage of all of VMware’s functionality to meet the unique requirements of providing a SaaS-based solution.  This allows ISVs to focus on the development and support of their applications without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure.

If the forecast for your project is “mostly cloudy,” a dedicated public cloud solution may be the answer.

Steve Pelletier is a solution architect for Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com).

Delivering on the Promise of Hybrid Cloud

By: Mathew Lodge

On March 13 at the EMC VMware Strategic Forum for Institutional Investors, Pat Gelsinger and Carl Eschenbach announced VMware would offer its own public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), what we’re calling the vCloud Hybrid Service. Since that time, we’ve had hundreds of conversations with our customers and partners, and you’ve made it even more clear there is a need for – and much enthusiasm about – a true hybrid cloud service. On May 21, we’ll launch that service, and you’re invited.

A common theme is the (healthy) tension between business teams striving to launch new products and services, move into new markets and generally drive growth, and overloaded IT organizations that are rewarded for avoiding outages and cutting costs – very different incentives. Public cloud has the potential to benefit both, helping to increase agility and also reduce cost (both real costs and opportunity cost). But today public cloud deployments are not the norm, or even widespread inside the average company.  So why is that?

Part of the problem is that while public clouds can be simple to use for development, they also uncompromisingly assume you can make all your application and systems fit their way of working in production. For application teams, using public cloud can mean having to modify or re-write an application to become a fully redundant distributed system that can handle any disruption and still soldier on. Then there is the packaged software your business depends on that just doesn’t function that way. Multiply that by the number of applications a business uses, and it’s a bottleneck: you can’t make that journey overnight, and that limits the cloud velocity of a business. Over in IT, the desire is to be able to take a supporting role without abdicating important responsibilities around operating costs, uptime and security.

VMware believes a new approach is necessary, one that starts inside your data center and extends out to support all applications – both the new “born in the cloud” application and your existing systems. We believe the hybrid cloud should allow you to seamlessly extend your data center to the public cloud leveraging the same infrastructure, same network, same management and skills.

By extending the very same platform (and operations model) that you use today in your data centers to the public cloud, you will be able to deploy and run all your applications onsite, offsite or both — without compromise and with less risk. This is true hybrid cloud.

Powered by the Software-Defined Data Center & the VMware Ecosystem

What makes this hybrid approach possible? Two things: the software-defined data center and VMware’s broad ecosystem of service providers, systems integrators, ISVs, and channel partners.

The software-defined data center – where compute, storage, network and security are all virtualized and automated by software – means customers can create a unified hybrid cloud architecture spanning data center and cloud with common processes and management. The software-defined data center is the “glue” that automates migration, management, and security.

If this sounds familiar, that’s because this vision for the hybrid cloud is not a new one. VMware and our ecosystem of partners have been advocating an “inside out” approach to cloud for years. With roughly 55,000 partners worldwide, chances are likely that your first experience with our technology was through one of our partners. And we plan to make it easy for you to get VMware’s software-defined data center in a new way – as a service – through the channels you’ve always used.

VMware is about to change the way you think about the cloud, and we hope you’ll join us on May 21 to learn more.

Another VMware Cloud: AppSense Runs Its Public Cloud on VMware

Why should you move to the cloud with VMware and one of our vCloud Service Providers? As Abdul Hummaida, Development Project Lead at AppSense, shares, “From a development perspective, if someone comes to me to request hardware my first question to them is, ‘Why would you need to buy hardware rather than use the iland cloud?’”

AppSense, headquartered in the United Kingdom and with offices around the world, focuses on the creation of complete user virtualization – giving users the ability to seamlessly transition between electronic devices and the flexibility to work in any way they want. With a growth rate of more than 30% year-on-year, the demand for AppSense’s software has meant an increased need for faster development and testing.

AppSense needed to address two major challenges:

  1. Scalability Testing – AppSense needed to be able to execute massive and aggressive scalability testing, which required an infrastructure capable of mimicking its enterprise clients’ environments of hundreds of thousands of people. To ensure such scalability would mean continually purchasing large amounts of hardware.
  2. Performance – AppSense engineers needed to test, tune and optimize the company’s software products by working with different versions very quickly and ideally in parallel. Even though the company has testing labs with traditional hardware, AppSense didn’t want to have to spend 4-5x more capital expenditure and needed a way to run multiple versions of its software products in parallel.

Abdul decided that the best option for the company was to find a cloud-based solution that would meet the company’s objectives in a cost-effective and timely manner. AppSense eventually decided to work with iland, because as Abdul states, “iland was the only vendor that allowed us to run desktop operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows 7, etc. Our software products are deployed on both server operating systems and desktop operating systems and so it was important to us that our prospective cloud vendor and partner should be capable of meeting those requirements.”

By working with iland, AppSense has been able to achieve the following benefits:

  • Scalability testing – enabling hundreds of VMs to be spun up to represent a customer’s environment and allow for aggressive software testing in that environment;
  • Performance – with iland’s cloud infrastructure, engineers are able to spin up environments rapidly on-demand vs. the weeks it previously took to purchase and set up new hardware.
  • Cost savings – by not having to buy large amounts of hardware to develop and test its software products, AppSense’s IT department has been able to change its financial model into a case of zero CAPEX vs. healthy OPEX.

With the speed and agility the iland cloud offers, AppSense is able to bring its software products to market quicker, contributing to the company’s bottom line much faster than the traditional hardware environment ever could.

Furthermore, Abdul shares, “We were impressed with the honest and upfront interaction and willingness of the iland team to understand the issues that were specific to our business. We were delighted with the quick access we had to iland’s technical individuals and their proactive approach to working with us on developing our cloud platform.” 

What’s next for AppSense? As the company introduces more enterprise software products, the team plans on leveraging the iland cloud platform to meet increased demand instead of buying more hardware. Additionally, as more team members adopt the cloud for the flexibility, agility and speed of deployment it offers, it shows that the cloud is quickly becoming the infrastructure platform of choice for the company.

Check out the case study to learn more, and be sure to stay tuned for even more Another VMware Cloud customer stories! Visit We Speak Cloud to learn more about the success of these customers, and follow @vCloud and @VMwareSP on Twitter for future updates.

A Who’s Who of Companies That Have Moved to the Cloud with VMware

A year ago we launched our “Another VMware Cloud” blog series to highlight the great stories from our customers, both large and small, that have successfully moved to the cloud with VMware. As VMware continues to make private, public and hybrid cloud a reality for organizations looking to take advantage of enterprise-ready cloud solutions, we’ll continue to feature their stories right here on the vCloud blog.

In case you’re just joining us for the first time, here are highlights from the Another VMware Cloud customers we’ve featured in the last year:

The National Democratic Institute has been able to leverage vCloud Director to deploy applications in clouds from Bluelock, as well as other VMware vCloud Datacenter partners, clone them and customize them without overtaxings its engineering team.

Gratifón managed to save over $100k by moving to the cloud with vCloud Datacenter partner, Dell – $50k in costs, by not having to buy server hardware, as well as $60k per year in operating efficiencies, electricity, Internet bandwidth and IT man hours.

Publishers Clearing House took advantage of Hosting.com’s vCloud Powered hosting solutions to scale their public cloud platform in a secure manner when additional computing resources are needed, without having to commit to additional costs associated with buying new hardware or software (resulting in a 40-50% decrease in IT costs for PCH.com).

Subaru and Minivegas were able to launch the online marketing campaign, www.firstcarstory.com, with a high-performance and scalable cloud infrastructure that supported the creation of 10,000 animations, and that’s just within the first month of the campaign!

Popular retail company, Columbia Sportswear, leveraged a VMware-based hybrid cloud solution to allow the business to scale instantly and reduce infrastructure costs, as well as to provide zero downtime to users through significant disaster recovery capabilities.

Seven Corners served as a great example of how even SMBs can take advantage of a VMware-centric infrastructure to rapidly engineer its IT capabilities, and even achieve a $900k ROI!

MicroStrategy has been able to cut its internal operating costs by $1M each year and generate new revenue streams that were previously inaccessible through its VMware-based cloud solution.

By working with provider of vCloud Powered services, iland, eMix’s hospital provider customers are able to achieve anywhere from $14-18k in reduced costs per ER visit – allowing them to not only do a better job of treating their patients, but also save operating dollars in the process.

NYSE Euronext developed its Capital Markets Community Platform with VMware-based cloud technology, and in doing so has been able to target the needs of Wall Street IT leaders and their customers in ways hitherto unseen in the financial services industry.

Revlon, a giant in the beauty industry, has been able to achieve $70 million in cost avoidance and cost savings, as well as solve the problem of big-data management and disaster recovery within the company, by moving to the cloud with VMware.

eMeter, a Siemens Business, can easily spin up or down data center services in multiple countries, based on business demand and need, all thanks to its VMware-based hybrid cloud deployment with vCloud Datacenter partner, Bluelock.

Provider of credit reporting services, Experian, shared that implementing infrastructure-as-a-service through VMware vCloud “is the next phase in the evolution of virtualization technology,” as it puts more of the power of virtualization into the hands of VMware customers.

When it comes to the cloud, VMware customer Seven Principles (7P) believes that, “It is not a question of whether you will save, it is just a question of how much.” By working with vCloud Datacenter partner, Colt, 7P has been able to achieve faster time to market and a 30% cost savings.

GxPi has also been able to see significant savings from operations due to its VMware-based cloud solution, as well as improved security, thanks to working with vCloud Service Provider, iland.

F5 Networks DevCentral’s move to Bluelock’s public cloud has been able to increase the company’s DevOps agility, resulting in faster, more frequent application updates that optimize development cycles.

Last but certainly not least, Kaseya has benefited from a 500% increase in capacity and performance and an 80% reduction in hardware investments and running costs, resulting in improved productivity and faster response times.

Stay tuned for even more Another VMware Cloud customer stories! Visit We Speak Cloud to learn more about the success of these customers, and follow @vCloud and @VMwareSP on Twitter for future updates.

Another VMware Cloud – Kaseya Runs Its Public Cloud on VMware

By moving to the cloud with VMware, Kaseya has benefited from a 500% increase in capacity and performance, an 80% reduction in hardware investments and running costs, and 100% of its customer-facing application now virtualized. 

Kaseya is a global provider of IT Systems Management and automation software. Used by IT service providers worldwide, Kaseya’s software can automatically monitor, manage and maintain IT infrastructures anywhere in the world. Having already run a virtualized physical infrastructure internally for a number of years, Kaseya decided to move its infrastructure into the cloud for improved flexibility and to save on hardware costs.

Kaseya chose VMware vCloud service provider StratoGen to host and manage its infrastructure, as the company knew the migration would be considerably easier with a leading VMware partner like StratoGen. After moving across to the StratoGen cloud, new servers take minutes to provision rather than weeks, so departments can be up and running with new projects almost instantaneously.

According to Max Duncan, Head of Corporate IT at Kaseya, “Not only do we have improved flexibility, with a truly scalable infrastructure that can expand and contract as we wish, but the performance levels and speeds of all applications has effectively provided us with real-time services by remote control.”

Furthermore, Kaseya was able to create a SaaS offering based on its cloud infrastructure, which has meant improvements to the services it offers customers. 100% of all the company’s customer-facing applications are now virtualized, helping Kaseya to provision services to customers in a quicker timeframe than ever before. With the new infrastructure, all of Kaseya’s customers now have the same template on the same environment, so it’s much easier for Kaseya to monitor issues and fix problems as they arise.

“Productivity and response times are now very quick compared to when we were running the physical estate. We can now have a fully configured environment set up for a customer within half an hour,” shares Duncan. 

In sum, “Working with VMware has enabled us to achieve the completely hardware-free environment we wanted. Our main driver for the switch to a cloud model was to cut costs, but we’ve realized so much more than that from our move – increased security and availability, improved flexibility and better customer service to boot!”

Visit We Speak Cloud to learn more about other companies who have successfully deployed a public, private, or hybrid cloud model through VMware. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @vCloud and @VMwareSP for more Another VMware Cloud stories!