By Josh Gwyther, Senior Cloud Strategist at VMware
Everyday more of the customers I speak with are planning to migrate workloads to the cloud. I’m continually asked how vCloud Hybrid Service ranks among other cloud providers. It seems like almost weekly another vendor enters the cloud arena, making the right choice more and more foggy.
As a stand-alone cloud service, vCloud Hybrid Service is extremely powerful. vCHS has been built from the ground up as a SDDC (Software Defined Data Center). If you’re not familiar with the term SDDC, at a very high-level it can be defined as an architecture methodology that abstracts all of the functionality of your compute, network and storage infrastructure from the hardware and provides it as a service in software.
The result of vCloud Hybrid Service being architected as an SDDC means as a customer you’re going to see incredible agility in provisioning resources, enhanced security, stability, and amazing performance for even the most critical of workloads. Don’t just take my word for it. I encourage anyone interested to contact your local VMware Sales Representative to give vCloud Hybrid Service a spin.
But what truly sets vCloud Hybrid Service apart from the pack is the power you gain when integrating it with your existing VMware environment.
vCloud Hybrid Service is built on the same vSphere technology found in almost every data center today. This provides customers of vCloud Hybrid Service two distinct advantages over other cloud providers:
1. It means that any application supported by vSphere can be seamlessly migrated to vCloud Hybrid Service. No conversion, no compromises.
VMware makes it extremely easy to migrate VMs from your datacenter to vCloud Hybrid Service by providing the free vCloud Connector tool. It plugs right into vCenter allowing you to migrate VMs from vCenter to vCloud Hybrid Service within a few clicks.
2. It also means that the powerful management tools VMware provides for your private cloud can be extended to vCloud Hybrid Service.
Popular vCloud software like vCloud Automation Center can be seamlessly extended to provide a self-service provisioning mechanism into both your private cloud and your vCloud Hybrid Service instance.
All this adds up to vCloud Hybrid Service being a hybrid cloud resource that’s a true extension of your data center from an application and operational perspective.
Watch me demonstrate vCloud Hybrid Service and its integration with vSphere below.
For more information about VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, visit vCloud.VMware.com.
Josh Gwyther serves as a Senior Cloud Strategist for VMware Inc., focusing on Cloud technology (vCloud Hybrid Services). His role includes relationships with key clients to drive adoption of VMware’s Cloud products, public speaking, strategy and roadmap, and driving innovation inside the company. Josh has a technical background in Computer Science, experience as an entrepreneur, and has worked in the industry for 17+ years, focusing on Virtualization and Cloud since 2006. Josh has multiple technical certifications from VMware, EMC and Cisco, with an undergraduate in Computer Science.