*VMware vCloud® Air™ is built on the trusted foundation of vSphere and is compatible with your on-premises data center. vCloud Air allows you to extend your workloads into the cloud with ease. You can migrate existing virtual machines (VMs) from on-premises 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.
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.
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 top 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.
vCloud Air delivers the security, reliability and performance you demand from a hybrid cloud platform. It’s the VMware you know. No matter where your applications are running, there’s only one support call for your on- and off-premises clouds. All of your favorite management tools are integrated with vCloud Air including VMware vSphere® Web Client, VMware vCloud® Automation Center™, VMware® vCenter™ Operations Manager™, VMware® vCloud Connector® and more.
You can start using vCloud Air in any of these ways.
Take a low-risk first step to hybrid cloud and free up valuable on-premises capacity by running pre-production in the cloud, and then choosing to deploy on- or off-premises.
Use hybrid cloud to build and host new applications in traditional 3-tier architectures (Java).
Extend your data center to hybrid cloud for disaster recovery third-party backup, dev/test, seasonal workloads, and additional geo locations.
* Previously known as VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.