By: Matt Sarrel

Tomorrow at 8:00am Pacific Time, iland cloud infrastructure will be hosting a live webinar to discuss how you can integrate your existing VMware vSphere or VMware vCloud Director environment with iland vCloud Services using the VMware vCloud Connector.  
The vCloud Connector plug-in allows you to integrate external and internal cloud environments in order to migrate virtual machines and virtual apps back and forth or to cloudburst if necessary. You also get a single interface through which you can manage public and private clouds.
Iland is one of the first cloud services to earn the distinction of becoming vCloud Powered. This means that iland’s services are based on VMware vSphere and vCloud Director and use the vCloud API and support for Open Virtualization Format (OVF) so virtual machine images can easily be uploaded and downloaded. VMware and iland are both committed to this, in fact, last year VMware awarded iland the Service Provider Partner of the Year award.  
The important thing is that we’re now beginning to see unification in the management of public and private clouds.  This paves the way for the most likely usage scenario for most medium and large business: a hybrid (public/private/hosted private) cloud.  

By choosing a vCloud Powered designated Service Provider, you can be assured the Service Provider has made the commitment and investment to offer their cloud computing solutions and services expertise in conjunction with VMware’s virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions. This provides a comprehensive, market-leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure offering for your business and technical needs.

Be sure to follow @VMwareSP for live tweets during tomorrow’s webinar, as well as the @iland_cloud handle for future updates. 

Matthew D. Sarrel (or Matt Sarrel) is executive director of Sarrel Group, a technology product testing, editorial services, and technical marketing consulting company.  He also holds editorial positions at, eweek, GigaOM, and, and blogs at TopTechDog.