Logicalis Public Cloud Hosting Gets the VMware vCloud Cloud Powered Stamp

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Cloud hosting provider Logicalis announced this week that its Logicalis Enterprise Cloud public cloud service has been awarded VMware vCloud Powered verified status, which illustrates for customers that the company’s cloud services are built on VMWare’s vSphere and vCloud Director technology.

Logicalis says it is a member of VMware’s Service Provider Program, through which the software company helps service providers deliver solutions to enterprise customers based on its virtualization and management tools.

Quoted in the announcement, VMware VP of service providers Don Schleicher says the vCloud Powered program was developed to enable service provider partners to “differentiate themselves and help bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market.” The VMware website describes the vCLoud Powered program as a means of clearing away uncertainty in the public cloud space by identifying those providers whose solutions are built on VMware’s “proven cloud technology.”

“Logicalis is pleased to have received this important designation. Being recognized with the VMware vCloud Powered status gives users of the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud yet another way to know that they have chosen a cloud partner that has a proven track record in the marketplace,” says Mike Martin, Logicalis’ vice president of cloud solutions, quoted in the press release. “At Logicalis, we recognize that cloud computing needs to provide an open framework that extends to our clients’ IT solution needs, and with the VMware vCloud standards combined with our strong ITIL managed services, we are able to provide a scalable managed cloud solution.”

Logicalis appointed Martin VP of cloud solutions in July of 2011.

A key feature of VMware-powered public cloud would be the compatibility of the platform with the VMware technology that already exists within the internal systems of so many of the enterprise customers just now evaluating public cloud services. And VMware has done considerable work to ensure that workloads can be moved between VMware environments.

VMware is one of several brand-name platforms competing in a public cloud space with a few open-source offerings making big waves.

Logicalis says customers will be able to move workloads from vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environments into its vCloud Powered service, and back again.

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