vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud

  • Enjoy scalable public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service built on vSphere
  • Get logically isolated, multi-tenant cloud compute, storage, and networking

*vCloud® Air™ is a public cloud platform built on the trusted foundation of vSphere that enables you to extend your enterprise workloads into the public cloud with ease. vCloud Air offers two distinct infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) compute offerings, Dedicated Cloud and Virtual Private Cloud, each of which provides you with a pool of compute, storage and networking resources. Whether you want to extend your on-premises data center or start a new public cloud deployment, VMware vCloud Air is your hybrid cloud solution. Choose from our growing list of other add-on capabilities to create a complete public cloud environment.


Virtual Private Cloud

VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud is a multi-tenant, logically isolated core compute service that lives on shared infrastructure. Virtual Private Cloud includes fully private networking, high availability, 10GHz vCPU, 20GB of reserved memory, and 2TB of storage. It is based on the same vSphere design architecture as Dedicated Cloud.

Virtual Private Cloud is a cost-effective solution that is ideal if you want to expand your presence into the public cloud instead of expanding your onsite infrastructure. With its pool of highly available compute, storage, and networking resources, Virtual Private Cloud fits well in scenarios involving variable or bursting workloads, test and development, and next generation mobile applications. The Virtual Private Cloud service can be expanded with various add-ons to enhance the solution to best fit your growing enterprise needs.

Workload portability

  • Place workloads on premises, off premises, or both.
  • You choose where your apps live and you have full management control
  • Use several connectivity options including Direct Connect, vCloud Connector, and Offline Data Transfer

Extend your data center

  • Use same management tools with both onsite and offsite cloud environments
  • Manage with “single pane of glass” user portal with vSphere plug-in
  • Networks can be set to mimic your existing data center settings

High availability included

  • High availability and load balancing included at no cost
  • Total edge gateway control


Service/Description Resources Optional Add-Ons
Virtual Private Cloud

Logically isolated, multi-tenant compute service

  • 10GHz vCPU
  • 20GB vRAM
  • 2TB of SSD-accelerated or Standard storage
  • 2 Public IPs
  • 10Mbps allocated bandwidth
  • Compute
  • SSD-accelerated or Standard storage
  • Public IPs
  • Data Protection
  • Direct Connect
  • Offline Data Transfer
Features (all services include the following features)
  • Firewall
  • VPNs
  • Load Balancer
  • Disk I/O
  • Redundancy + HA
  • DHCP + NAT


Virtual Private Cloud Use Cases

Virtual Private Cloud is ideal if you want the benefits of vSphere on-premises and you need the agility to migrate workloads to the location of your choice.


Test & Development

Virtual Private Cloud is a great solution for test and development of your existing or new applications. Virtual Private Cloud provides seamless access to a variety of features available with vSphere, as well as a broad array of management and automation tools, but in a low-cost, common architected entry point to meet your enterprise needs. Achieve the agility and migration capability you need for test and dev, along with the flexibility of vSphere in the public cloud.

Next Generation Applications

Virtual Private Cloud is ideal for developing, testing, and hosting next-generation and mobile applications. Leverage the agility of the public cloud, built on the foundation of vSphere with access to various management and automation tools, for a seamless next-gen application deployment.

Modernize Enterprise Applications

When it’s time to update or refresh your applications, it is an ideal time to also consider the benefits and flexibility of the public cloud. Whether it's updating the web server, or your entire application including the backend database, vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud is an ideal IaaS platform. 

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Here, Angus Gregory, CEO of service catalogue and request management technology company Biomni, and Paul Casey of European service provider Computacenter talk about vCloud Air. 

* Previously known as VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.

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