Virtualization and cloud infrastructure vendor, VMware, has announced the expansion of VMware vCloud Air in Europe with the general availability of service in Frankfurt, Germany. The new VMware vCloud Air location in Frankfurt enables cloud customers to store their data at a location that addresses German and EU compliance and data protection standards.
Complementing VMware’s UK location and the vCloud Air Network of service providers, the new VMware-operated German data center provides customers with a central European location that helps to address German and EU compliance and data protection regulations.
VMware vCloud Air can be integrated with a company’s current IT infrastructure, giving the ease and flexibility to extend applications into the public cloud as and when additional capacity is needed. The resulting hybrid cloud would be compatible with existing enterprise applications, also making it easy to build new cloud-native applications and deliver businesses greater agility and efficiency. IT departments can view, manage and operate this “best of both worlds” cloud environment in a unified way using the VMware vSphere platform.
“The continued expansion of VMware vCloud Air in Central Europe marks another major milestone in the global build out of our hybrid cloud service, bringing benefits to our customers through fast and easy access to the public cloud while reducing operating costs and providing compliance with local data protection regulations,” said Pat Gelsinger, chief executive officer, VMware. “VMware’s new Frankfurt service location enables IT teams, developers and lines of business to take full advantage of an enterprise-class public cloud service that is local and fully compliant with local data protection regulations.”