This fact sheet will be continually updated with new
information about VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS). Please check back often to see any updates or changes.
The vCHS offers public cloud capabilities directly from
VMware. For more information, please check out this video on vCHS
presented by VMware’s Jenny Fong.
- Description: Infrastructure-as-a-Service
built on VMware vSphere hypervisor
- Availability: vCHS announced general availability on August 26, 2013 to the United States.
- Two services: vCHS is made up of two services: the Dedicated Cloud and the Virtual Private Cloud. Specifics about the
Dedicated Cloud: single-tenant
private cloud with physically isolated infrastructure; minimum
compute service of 30GHz vCPU and 120 GB vRAM; minimum
of 6 TB of storage; minimum
of 50 Mbps of bandwidth. Specifics about the Virtual Private Cloud: multi-tenant virtual private cloud with logically isolated compute, network, and storage; minimum compute service of 5GHz reserved burstable to 10GHz vCPU and 20 GB vRAM; minimum of 2 TB of storage; minimum of 10Mbps bandwidth. You’ll
use the Dedicated Cloud for production workloads that require security and
compliance, as well as high-performance applications. You’ll
use the Virtual Private Cloud for testing and QA, as well as for smaller
- Marketplace: Use
the vCHS Marketplace to download any appliances you need to get your cloud
- Integration: vCHS
can be integrated with any current VMware solution running currently on premise.
- Control: vCHS can
be managed and monitored using any APIs offered currently, such as Cloud Foundry and vCloud Automation Center.
- Locations: VMware
currently has vCHS data centers in Las Vegas, NV, Santa Clara, CA, and
Sterling, VA. VMware has also
partnered with Savvis
to continue expansion of available data centers offering vCHS.
- Pricing: Pricing starts at 13 cents an hour for a fully protected, fully redundant 1 GB
virtual machine with one processor. vCHS offers multitenant compute with full virtual
private network isolation. Virtual Private Cloud pricing starts at 4.5 cents an
hour for a fully protected, fully redundant 1 GB virtual machine with one
processor. Direct Connect will be available in October 2013
with a list price of $75 per port per month for a 1 GB connection and $250 per
port per month for a 10 GB connection.
- Learning curve: You’ll
use the same tools and skillsets you currently have to manage vCHS.
- Interoperability: Move
virtual machines and appliances seamlessly between your on-premise and
- Futures: Disaster
Recovery-as-a-Service and Horizon View Desktop-as-a-Service will be available
in beta in Q4. Cloud Foundry support will be available in Q4.