One contract, multiple providers. That’s VMware’s global cloud vision, and Bluelock’s onboard. VMware launched Global Connect, among several other new vCloud offerings, at this year’s VMworld in Las Vegas. Global Connect, an optional feature of the vCloud Datacenter service, will allow customers to use cloud services from multiple providers across the globe as if they were a single virtual cloud. Get the cloud computing infrastructure you need, where you need it, and when you need it.
Global Connect is fully compatible with VMware vSphere® and the VMware vCloud architecture. Applications will be provider agnostic, traveling to and from clouds without modification. Management of private and global public cloud resources through a single-pane-of-glass is made possible with VMware vCloud Connector console. As service provider adoption rises, geographic boundaries among clouds will continue to fall. Global enterprise hybrid cloud will deliver applications and services to a worldwide customer base.
I expect to see growing relationships between vCloud Datacenter partners through the Global Connect initiative. The service provider network is expected to grow to 25 datacenters in 13 countries by the end of the year.