Equinix, the global interconnection and colocation provider, has announced that VMware vCloud Air is available on Platform Equinix in Europe. The service is available via direct connect within Equinix’s London and Frankfurt metros, and remotely across Europe via carriers.
These dedicated, private connections would reduce network costs and provide higher, more consistent network performance than Internet-based connections for enterprise customers looking to build VMware-based hybrid clouds, alongside other cloud hosting services including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.
VMware vCloud Air allows customers to extend their existing on-premises IT infrastructure seamlessly into vSphere-hosted private cloud and public cloud hosting environments. Customers have the ability to build the network/architecture spanning all three environments, giving them full control to meet their data security and sovereignty requirements.
The solution is now available via direct connect inside Equinix’s LD5 International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in London and FR2 data center in Frankfurt, with the potential to scale across Equinix’s global data center footprint.
“Working with Equinix accelerates our access to customers and our customers’ access to cloud applications that can run seamlessly both on- and off-premises,” said Gavin Jackson, vice president and general manager, vCloud business unit, VMware. “Customers gain new data center locations for VMware vCloud Air and complementary connection, network, colocation, hosting and managed services to facilitate their hybrid cloud build-out.”