Cloud Computing Services and VMware
Just very recently it was announced that NTT America has released its enterprise level private cloud hosting solution to the market. Built using VMware’s vCloud Director and vSphere, the NTT America Enterprise Cloud is targeted towards companies which require a lesser number of virtual machines. NTT America, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation’s subsidiary, hopes it will be a hit among medium and large-sized companies.
Work on the NTT America Enterprise Cloud is said to have started last August. The company claims it is the first to have used the vCloud Director in this kind of product.
Users can access the service without having to purchase their own servers. Access can be made by paying for the service and using the same CPU, RAM and storage that the user is currently using.
Additional tools that the customer may need are available via a Customer Portal.
Meanwhile, it was announced earlier that Vmware has entered into a partnering agreement with Colt Technology Services (in Europe), BlueLock (in the U.S.), and Verizon (global).
On February 8, it was announced that VMware’s vCloud Datacenter Services are available to the market via pan-European service provider Colt, BlueLock, SingTel and Terremark. VMware’s services via Verizon’s are currently in beta stage.
VMware touts itself as the global leader when it comes to cloud infrastructure specifically when it comes to creating and managing virtual machines. Virtualization is a key concept in cloud computing as it allows computer capabilities that are found in multiple systems to work as one.
In 2010 the company announced it realized revenues amounting to $2.9 billion. It also announced that it had 25,000 partners and is serving over 250,000 customers worldwide.
Many companies turn to VMware’s products and services to help them integrate and manage their servers, storage systems and networks more efficiently. The company’s partners include Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Dell. To learn more about Private Cloud solutions contact BizCloud and take a moment to complete our Cloud Computing survey.