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VMware Extends Commitment to U.S. Public Sector with VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US)

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VMware, Inc. announced VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), a forthcoming hybrid cloud service that will enable United States public sector agencies to leverage a common cloud infrastructure on premises and in the public cloud to further increase agility and security. VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), which is on the path to secure FedRAMP authority to operate, was designed to improve IT efficiency and help lower costs as agencies transition to the cloud by enabling them to deploy and run applications on familiar VMware software-defined data centers on AWS GovCloud (US). To learn more about VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), visit https://cloud.vmware.com/govcloud.

Since 1998, VMware has been a provider of technology solutions for government agencies of all sizes, providing federal, state and local public sector organizations with counsel on security best practices and, in recent years, FedRAMP-authorized solutions. VMware cloud infrastructure software is already widely used by all cabinet-level agencies, all military services, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence community and the Judicial and Legislative branches of government. This announcement marks VMware's ongoing commitment of support to government agencies that have unique security and compliance requirements for adopting hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) will be based on these same technologies, providing government organizations with a fast and seamless onramp to the cloud so that they can enhance services virtually immediately, not only for their constituents, but also their employees.

Rackspace Announces VMware-based Private Cloud as a Service with "Pay-As-You-Go" Service

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Rackspace announced that it has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to launch the industry's first Private Cloud-as-a-Service (PCaaS) powered by VMware, with pay per use infrastructure.  This solution is an expansion of Rackspace's industry-leading managed private cloud portfolio, designed to create the optimal platform for enterprise applications.  The new offering will provide customers with utility-based services, where the cloud resources are located and managed from wherever they are needed: in the customer's data center, a colocation facility, or in a data center managed by Rackspace.

According to IDC, 80 percent of IT infrastructure will be bought on a pay-as-you-go basis by 2020.  The need for more economic pricing models and flexible capacity planning is growing rapidly. IT managers are more frequently faced with challenges such as managing unpredictable growth and bursts in workloads. In addition, they must deal with increased pressure from their development team to deploy services faster, all while budgets continue to shrink and they are forced to do more with less. By leveraging a "pay-as-you-go" model for private cloud, customers pay for what they use, allowing them to better handle erratic growth and bursts in workloads without paying for unnecessary fixed capacity or upfront equipment cost.

Rackspace Expands VMware Private Cloud as a Service to Customer Data Centers

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Rackspace today extended its leadership in the private cloud market with the launch of Rackspace Private Cloud Everywhere, powered by VMware, a Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS) enabling cloud servers and storage to be in most data centers or colocation facilities around the world. With this announcement, Rackspace brings the benefits of PCaaS to more organizations and more applications, making their digital transformation faster, more successful, and more affordable. Rackspace Private Cloud Everywhere brings the power of cloud to the customer's data center, enabling companies to more easily comply with data sovereignty requirements and improve performance and customer satisfaction by locating cloud resources closer to users. 

"Today marks a new era for the VMware cloud market. For the first time, enterprises can have a fully managed VMware private cloud as a service located wherever their users need it," said Scott Crenshaw, executive vice president, private clouds at Rackspace. "Rackspace Private Cloud Everywhere makes private cloud the optimal platform for even more enterprises and workloads. Customers receive public cloud-like services, with the ease of migration, security, performance and economic advantages of private clouds."

 

PrimaryIO Develops Hybrid Cloud Data Management (HDM) technology for VMware Cloud on AWS

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PrimaryIO, today announced Hybrid Cloud Data Management technology for customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware's enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. PrimaryIO technology enables a range of use cases to leverage the benefits of hybrid cloud on critical data assets to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.

PrimaryIO Hybrid Cloud Data Management technology is based on deep understanding and profiling of the application behavior at a working set level to enable customers to rapidly move and burst workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS. This enables a range of use cases for customers to leverage the capacity and capabilities of the AWS cloud, while retaining their current storage investments for their persistent data.

Actifio Announces Sky 8.0 OnVault for VMware Cloud on AWS

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Actifio, the Data-as-a-Service company, today announced Sky 8.0 OnVault's availability to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware's enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. Actifio Sky 8.0 OnVault can deliver cost savings, improved protection, and business acceleration to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.

"A hybrid cloud strategy combines the computing control brought by a private cloud, with the flexibility achieved by the public cloud, and is going to be increasingly crucial for businesses to adopt moving into 2018," said Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio. "Sky 8.0 OnVault for VMware Cloud on AWS marks an extension of our ongoing collaboration with VMware to provide customers with enhanced business solutions and drive accelerated digital transformation through hybrid cloud environments."