Fact sheet: VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

Here is the rundown of what you need to know about VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.

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 projects.
  • Marketplace: Use the vCHS Marketplace to download any appliances you need to get your cloud running quickly.
  • 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 off-premise locations.
  • 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.

By Lauren Malhoit

Lauren Malhoit has been in the IT field for over 10 years and has acquired several data center certifications. She's currently a Technology Evangelist for Cisco focusing on ACI and Nexus 9000. She has been writing for a few years for TechRepublic, Te...