Move over Amazon! VMware wants a piece of the public cloud pie. To cut a bigger slice, VMware has added numerous new services to its VMware vCloud Air , its public cloud.There are three new and improved vCloud Air services. These are: vCloud's Air Disaster Recovery; vCloud Air Object Storage; and vCloud Air SQL.
VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery Services: VCloud's Air Disaster Recovery now includes a single cloud-based orchestration console and cloud services that deliver unified protection of all resources on-premises and off-premises. Key new enhancements to be delivered include:
VMware vCloud Air Object Storage: VMware vCloud Air Object Storage is a pair of scalable, reliable and cost effective storage services for unstructured data.
VMware vCloud Air SQL: This is a new database as a service (DBaaS) offering designed to provide easy access to scalable, cloud-hosted relational databases. It uses Microsoft SQL Server for its DBMS.
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VMware promises that it will deliver cost-efficient hybrid data solutions that seamlessly and securely extend on-premises databases to the cloud. Eventually, vCloud Air SQL will support other relational databases.
Taken together, Mathew Lodge, VMware's VP of Cloud Product Marketing, said that "The new IT battleground is the middle ground. It's about new cloud-native approaches that blend with existing systems. It's about migrating and modernizing applications. It's not about legacy, and it's not about green field. It's about where the two meet, merge and blur.