Digital Realty, a global provider of data center and colocation solutions, has announced that it is enabling access, via direct connections, to VMware vCloud Air (previously, VMware vCloud Hybrid Service), from Digital Realty’s data center portfolio. This offering is available immediately.
Digital Realty’s clients will now be able to leverage the new vCloud Air Direct Connect feature, which supports high-bandwidth dedicated and secure private line connectivity, to extend their environments into VMware vCloud Air. By supporting existing workloads and new application development, VMware vCloud Air provides a common platform for seamlessly extending existing data centers to the cloud.
“We are pleased that Digital Realty will be offering vCloud Direct Connect from their data centers directly into VMware vCloud Air,” said Scott Collison, vice president, VMware vCloud Air business unit, VMware. “VMware Direct Connect enables clients to seamlessly expand their infrastructure to VMware vCloud Air for additional resources and scale as they need it – all this, with the protection of being within their own private network.”
VMware vCloud Air is a hybrid cloud service owned and operated by VMware. The service supports existing workloads and new application development, giving IT administrators and architects a common platform for seamlessly extending existing data centers to the cloud.
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.