Cloud computing is changing the way IT resources are utilized. Users want the ability to access infrastructure resources how and when they choose. IT teams are asked to accommodate this shift in the consumption model, but still deal with the security, compatibility, and compliance issues associated with delivering that convenience to application business owners and developers.
VMware vCloud delivers a single way to run, manage, and secure your applications where you want them, when you want them. Through VMware's broad ecosystem of leading cloud service providers, you can get VMware Virtualized™ services ranging from on-demand, pay-as-you go infrastructure, to enterprise-class, production ready offerings.
Introducing the VMware vCloud initiative, the only cloud solution that brings together leading technology from VMware, a huge ecosystem of technology and cloud service providers, and compatibility for all your applications living in the cloud, on or off premise.
VMware vCloud brings three unique characteristics to cloud computing, designed to serve the needs of businesses that want production-level performance and reliability, on and off premise.
- Choice: VMware has partnered with hundreds of hosting and cloud computing vendors to enable delivery on a common VMware platform. This gives users choice in deploying applications, allowing easy transitions between providers, as well as on and off premise use.
- Reliable Technology: Leveraging key technology advancements found in VMware vSphere, users get the assurance that applications can be managed, moved and operated in the cloud as they do onsite.
- Application Support: With almost 1000 applications created, validated and marketed within our Virtual Appliance Marketplace users can easily deploy applications to a cloud or on-premise environment. More importantly, the applications that run in your business today will work the same in the cloud, without recoding or building them on a cloud-only platform, saving time and valuable development resources.
VMware and RightScale are working together to deliver integration between the RightScale Cloud Management Platform and vCloud Service Providers who are offering services with the vCloud API.