VMware to Rollout vCloud Hybrid Service in the United Kingdom (UK); New Hybrid Cloud Management Tools and Application Marketplace Also Announced
BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2013) - Today at VMworld® 2013 Europe, VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced that it plans to bring VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ to the UK, with the first data center location in Slough. In addition, VMware announced new hybrid cloud management capabilities and the vCloud Hybrid Service Application Marketplace. VMware will offer a private beta of vCloud Hybrid Service in the UK in Q4, with general availability planned in Q1 2014.
VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, built on VMware vSphere®, enables customers to extend the same applications, networking, management, operations and tools across both on-premises and off-premises environments. The UK expansion demonstrates VMware's commitment to expand its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) footprint internationally and provide European customers with the fastest path to cloud.
"The UK represents one of the largest IT markets in Europe, and VMware is committed to providing customers with a local, in-country public cloud which will enable them to extend their current data centers and deploy new cloud-native applications," said Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. "This is the first significant milestone in our commitment to deliver cloud services in Europe. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is growing quickly in the U.S., and this expansion addresses UK and European data locality, privacy, security and sovereignty challenges."
"We have to be able to respond quickly to client requests," said Angus Gregory, CEO of Biomni, a vCloud Hybrid Service customer and provider of IT service catalog and request fulfillment solutions based in London. "With vCloud Hybrid Service and our longtime IT partner Computacenter, Biomni can create environments in the hybrid cloud that are identical to our internal platform and seamlessly move workloads with complete confidence. The service enables Biomni to not only deliver a better quality and more responsive service for our clients and strategic partner Computacenter, but also allows us to grow more rapidly."
vCloud Hybrid Service Online Marketplace
With access to 3,800 pre-qualified applications and rich online resources, the new vCloud Hybrid Service Online Marketplace provides a platform where customers can discover, download, test-drive and buy solutions for vCloud Hybrid Service. Customers can now find and deploy listings offered by VMware, buy critical software as a service (SaaS) solutions on vCloud Hybrid Service, find thousands of vCloud Hybrid Service virtual appliances, and read guidelines and best practices for bringing their own licenses to vCloud Hybrid Service.
Integration of VMware Hybrid Cloud Management™ Solutions
VMware is announcing new integrations between vCloud Hybrid Service and hybrid cloud management solutions to add to its integration with vSphere Web Client™, vCloud Application Director™, Hyperic® and Configuration Manager™:
- VMware vSphere Web Client - VMware will release a new plug-in in December that will allow administrators to directly manage vCloud Hybrid Service using a browser and the vSphere web client.
- VMware vCloud® Automation Center™ 5.2 and 6.0 - vCloud Hybrid Service is certified as fully compatible with vCloud Automation Center 5.2 and 6.0.
With these expanded integrations, VMware allows customers to extend their existing management tools into the cloud, providing an integrated IT environment across private data centers and the cloud. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service allows customers to use their existing investments, processes, and expertise to accelerate their time to value and lower their cost of ownership.
- Visit the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service online press kit to get service details and images
- Read "Bringing the VMware vCloud Hybrid Cloud Service to the UK" blog post by Bill Fathers, senior vice president and general manager, Hybrid Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware
- Read the VMware vCloud Blog for the latest information on VMware vCloud
- Follow VMware vCloud on Facebook and Twitter
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This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expected features, pricing and availability of the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service in the UK and EMEA and their potential benefits to customers. These forward-looking statements are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to (i) changes to priorities and levels of government spending; (ii) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (iii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures, industry consolidation, entry of new competitors into the virtualization and cloud computing markets, and new product and marketing initiatives by our competitors; (v) our customers' ability to develop, and to transition to, new products and computing strategies such as cloud computing; (vi) the uncertainty of customer acceptance of emerging technology; (vii) rapid technological and market changes in virtualization software and platforms for cloud and desktop computing; (viii) changes to product development timelines; (ix) VMware's ability to protect its proprietary technology; and (x) VMware's ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees.. These forward looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in condition, significance, value and effect as well as other risks detailed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K that we may file from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. VMware assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
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