PCWorld: VMware Preps Public Cloud With Services, Connector

Providing a vital link between internal and external clouds, VMware plans to release in March an adapter for moving virtual machines between a hosted service offering and an organization’s own internal systems, the company announced Tuesday. In addition, the company announced that three service providers — BlueLock, Colt and Verizon — are now offering cloud hosting services that VMware has certified to work with its vCloud software. Organizations will be able to use the connector to move their virtual workloads between their own VMware-based private clouds and these public cloud services.