VMware today announced the vCloud Hybrid Service to be available later this year. It also announced a new Hybrid Cloud Services business unit let by Bill Fathers who is appointed Senior Vice President (SVP) and general manager. Fathers, was President of Savvis, a premier managed hosting and colocation provider. vCloud Hybrid Service provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from the cloud providing a common management, orchestration, networking and security model and will be delivered by VMware’s partner ecosystem.
The vCloud Hybrid Service is currently offered as a 90 day evaluation by one of the vCloud partners offering up to two Virtual Machines with one CPU each, 2 GB of RAM and 50 GB of disk usage, provisioned with either a Linux or Microsoft Windows OS. Using vCloud connector VMware offers a single pane of glass in order to manage and move both VMs, vApps and templates on- and off-premise.