vCloud Air is a public cloud platform built on the trusted foundation of vSphere, compatible with your on-premises data center, that includes infrastructure, disaster recovery, and various applications as service offerings. vCloud Air allows you to extend your workloads into the cloud with ease. You can migrate existing onsite virtual machines (VMs) to the public cloud or start up new application VMs directly in the cloud. You can also easily port VMs and other business-critical workloads back and forth to the location of your choice, all with the secure and capable foundation of vSphere.
When you're running infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) applications, price and performance matter. A low-cost cloud service isn't useful if it's not powerful enough to run your apps with the performance you need. VMware commissioned benchmarking tests performed by Principled Technologies, who determined that vCloud Air delivers twice the compute power of Microsoft Azure and three times the storage performance of Amazon AWS. Read the CPU performance and I/O performance comparisons for more information.
vCloud Air delivers the security, reliability and performance you demand from a hybrid cloud platform. It’s the VMware you already know. No matter where your applications are running, there’s only one support call for your onsite and offsite cloud locations. All of your favorite management tools are integrated with vCloud Air including VMware vSphere® Client Plug-in, VMware vCloud® Automation Center™, VMware vCenter™ Operations Manager™, VMware vCloud Connector® and more.
Extending into the cloud shouldn’t be a one-way street into unfamiliar territory. You can easily position workloads on your cloud or ours. Network virtualization allows you to configure your firewalls and network like your existing cloud and is customizable to your application and security needs. You can benefit from common identity and access management across your onsite and offsite cloud locations.
VMware works with leading operating systems and applications to support “bring your own license” to the cloud, and offers software for purchase on a subscription basis. View software available from VMware for vCloud Air.
vCloud Air offers automated replication, monitoring, and high availability of your applications without any code changes. Using the same platform you already run internally, you can extend management tools into the cloud to leverage existing investments, processes, and expertise to lower the cost of ownership. Review the complete Service Description for more details.
With a common platform that spans both private and public cloud, vCloud Air enables your organization to dynamically scale its IT infrastructure without changing the way you run it. You can write, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud the same way you do today.
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