Local Service Enables Highly Virtualized Australian Market to Embrace Hybrid Cloud, Seamlessly Extending Data Centers to the Public Cloud
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - April 08, 2015) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced the continued expansion of VMware vCloud® Air™ with the general availability of service in Australia.
Complementing VMware's vCloud Air Network of service providers, the new VMware-operated location provides customers with a local Asia Pacific Infrastructure as a Service that can help address local compliance and data locality concerns. This initial VMware vCloud Air deployment in Australia is hosted out of a Telstra connected data center.
"We continue to see growing client adoption and interest as we build out VMware vCloud® Air™ with our newest service location in Australia," said Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. "VMware's new Australia service location enables local IT teams, developers and lines of business to create and build their hybrid cloud environments on an agile and resilient IT platform that supports rapid innovation and business transformation."
VMware vCloud Air integrates seamlessly with current IT infrastructures to make it easy to extend existing applications and integrate them with new transformational cloud-native applications. vCloud Air offers virtual private, dedicated and disaster recovery that works with the applications businesses run today, offering greater agility and availability on a secure foundation of VMware vSphere®. IT departments can view, manage and operate this cloud environment using the VMware vSphere platform that they already know, and it is compatible with Hybrid Cloud Powered Services provided by the VMware vCloud Air Network of service providers. The new VMware vCloud Air location in Australia will enable customers the ability to have their data stored under Australian compliance and data protection regulations.
Duncan Bennet, vice president and managing director, VMware A/NZ added, "Australian businesses will have the ability to seamlessly extend applications into the cloud without any additional configuration, and will have peace of mind, knowing this IT infrastructure will provide a level of reliability and business continuity comparable to in-house IT. It means businesses can quickly respond to changing business conditions, and scale IT up and down as required without disruption to the overall business."
"The ability to leverage existing on-premises VMware infrastructure and investments, such as tools like VMware vSphere and VMware vRealize™ Automation™ (formerly VMware vCloud® Automation™ Center), to extend, manage and operate workloads hosted in VMware vCloud Air will be invaluable for our organization," said Dean Pung, systems officer - Windows, Newcastle University.
VMware vCloud Air Provides Opportunities for Partners
With vCloud Air, partners play a key role integrating private data centers and public clouds and delivering hybrid solutions to customers. VMware vCloud Air was designed specifically with the partner community in mind. VMware distributors, solution providers and OEM partners sell vCloud Air the same way as any other VMware product.
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