VMware yesterday announced that the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service now supports Direct Connect. Direct Connect offers a dedicated and secure private line connection in addition to IPsec VPN which is already available with each cloud service offering from VMware.
Customers can set up private line connectivity into their vCloud Hybrid Service instance via dedicated circuits from their facility, or cross-connections from their co-located data center, into the VMware cloud.
Customers can connect via a 1 or 10 Gbps port connection for a Dedicated Cloud and a 1 Gbps port connection for a Virtual Private Cloud. Direct connect is now available in both the Santa Clara, CA and Sterling, VA data centers hosted by VMware partner Savvis.