VMware to Extend VMware vCloud Air to Australia with Telstra

VMware will extend VMware vCloud Air (previously vCloud Hybrid Service) to Australia. Initial vCloud Air deployments in Australia will be hosted out of Telstra‘s connected data centers. The new Australian service location will provide customers with a hybrid cloud option owned and operated by VMware that addresses local compliance and data protection concerns.

vmware-vcloud-hybrid-service“VMware vCloud Air, combined with the VMware vCloud Air Network of service providers makes VMware the largest hybrid cloud network in the Asia Pacific region with more than 40 service locations in Asia,” said Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. “The new vCloud Air location provides the highly virtualized Australian market with a hybrid cloud service that extends existing investment in VMware vSphere to the public cloud.”

VMware vCloud Air in Japan

VMware’s new cloud service location in Australia is compatible with Hybrid Cloud Powered Services provided by the VMware vCloud Air Network of service providers, which includes providers operating more than 20 data centers in Australia. The vCloud Air service is expected to be available in Australia in the first half of 2015.

Additionally, the company announced VMware vCloud Air will be generally available in Japan in the coming weeks, after completing a successful beta program that began in July of this year. More than 50 companies participated in the beta, which will transition to general availability in Japan in the coming weeks.