DatacenterKnowledge: VMware’s Vision: Connected Global Clouds

To open VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas VMware launched several new vCloud offerings and a new extension of its Cloud Application Platform strategy, vFabric Data Director. VMware (VMW) announced several new vCloud offerings to help enterprises connect and manage cloud services from the large network of service providers. VMware announced Global Connect, an optional feature of the vCloud Data center service announced in 2010, that will let customers use cloud services from multiple providers across geographies as if they are a single, virtual cloud. First to the table for service providers are Bluelock, SingTel and Softbank Telecom. The network of service providers is expected to span 25 data centers in 13 countries by the end of 2011.