Hotlink releases Amazon EC2 Plug-in for use in System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Hotlink today released a new version of Hotlink Hybrid Express, a solution to manage Amazon EC2 from the Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) console. Hybrid Express is Hotlinks product for deploying, managing and administrating hybrid and off-premise cloud, using either SCVMM or VMware vCenter. Hotlink also announced the availability of a free edition of Hybrid Express for both SCVMM and vCenter.

HotLink’s patent-pending transformation technology abstracts public cloud platforms and workloads so on-premise management consoles treat them just like on-premise hosts and virtual machines — fully integrated and managed as a unified pool of resources without the need for a separate management console.


Hotlink Hybrid Express provides the following functionalities:

  • Extend your on-premise console to public cloud
  • Migrate workloads to/from the cloud with a point & click
  • Create, use and manage hybrid snapshots
  • Convert workloads bi-directionally
  • Utilize existing templates in hybrid environments
  • Standardize policies across on and off-premise
  • Apply automation across hybrid resources