VMware clarifies its cloud computing strategy to the channel

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Yesterday, while BlueLock was postponing the GA of its vCloud Express implementation in US, VMware was clarifying its cloud computing vision to the channel in UK.

CRN reports that VMware unveiled a hybrid model for cloud service delivery, that will allow organizations to choose between private and public clouds when it comes to storing data and hosting applications.

What this means is that the upcoming vCloud Service Director (codename Project Redwood) will allow some sort of bridging between the on-premises virtual infrastructure and public cloud ones, something virtualization.info already detailed a detailed coverage of the VMware strategy at the beginning of January.

CRN also reports a couple of interesting quotes from Rick Jackson, Chief Marketing Officer, about the topic:

“The hybrid cloud model can help create a new type of relationship for our channel in that people who traditionally are re-selling hardware and software services will also be able to broker services with external cloud providers.”

“We are by no means recommending that our entire channel go out and become public cloud providers, because of the impact it could have on their competitive edge.”