Given that virtualization technology is instrumental for managing enterprise-class datacenters in the cloud, VMware has created a program recognizing service providers that have invested substantially in its vCloud infrastructure technology.
So far, there are eight service providers designated as vCloud Datacenter Services partners, including Bluelock, of Indianopolis, Indiana, which has just added another virtual datacenter location in Las Vegas.
The new facility is Tier 4, SSAE Type II, and SOC3 compliant; it will serve midsized and enterprise businesses.
"This top-of-the-line, high-availability datacenter has abundant capacity to serve our clients in the US with a stronger coast-to-coast presence as well as globally," said Pat O'Day, Bluelock's chief technology officer, in a release about the new facility.
The datacenters support businesses that need to upload and download VMware-compatible workloads; users can migrate VMDK files to and from the Bluelock public cloud. As you might expect, the infrastructure supports the VMware vCloud API.
vCloud Datacenter Service partners are qualified to deliver cloud datacenters built on vSphere, vCloud Director, and VMware vCloud Networking and Security.
Aside from Bluelock, the other service providers in VMware's program are: