VMware's hybrid cloud has Indian DNA

Key components of virtualization vendor's vCloud Hybrid Service such as vCloud Connector and the chargeback system were developed by engineers based in the company's India R&D facility.
Written by Mahesh Sharma, Correspondent

A team of 50 Indian engineers helped build several key components which currently power virtualization vendor VMware's recently-launched vCloud Hybrid Service.

In a recent interview with ZDNet, Niranjan Maka, managing site director at VMware India's research and development (R&D) unit, said the development of the vCloud Hybrid service, launched last week, was a joint effort between teams in Bangalore and Palo Alto, United States.

One of the main contributions from his team of 50 was to build the vCloud Connector, which seamlessly transfers a customer's workloads between their private and public cloud assets, Maka noted. They also developed the chargeback order processing system that allows customers to measure the financial cost required to create and manage new virtual machines, he added.

They engineered the system dictating how these different compute components engage with each other, too. "All three [components] were built in a year," he said.

Maka said the R&D facility in India, which is the biggest outside of the United States, was well-equipped to contribute to the development of vCloud Hybrid Service. "We were already working on the software-defined data center, which is the foundation of hybrid cloud," he explained.

He added Bangalore is the only city outside Silicon Valley that physically connects the various technology companies in the ecosystem, which include parent company EMC, NetApp, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems.
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