NaviSite announced on Wednesday that it has launched its NaviCloud Director, a VMware vCloud Director powered IaaS platform designed for use in hybrid cloud environments.
This launch comes as VMware gears up for its 10th annual VMworld US conference, which starts on Saturday in San Francisco, where NaviSite happens to be exhibiting as well.
NaviSite says its new NaviCloud Director gives customers access to VMware APIs as well as access to the native vCloud Director user interface for added user flexibility.
Mix and match billing models enable fixed costs or pay as you go options, while NaviCloud Director provides the ability to access and integrate with other NaviCloud and NaviSite managed services.
“VMware has partnered with NaviSite to integrate NaviCloud solutions on vCloud Director,” Geoff Waters, senior director, Cloud Service Provider Programs, VMware said in a statement. “We are proud to partner with NaviSite as they continue to deliver innovative cloud solutions for its enterprise customers, powered by vCloud Director.”
Recently, NaviSite added NaviCloud Intelligent Storage Share service and NCIS vault services for its enterprise customers.
“NaviSite has always designed its solutions to meet customer needs, and introducing NaviCloud in 2010 was the first step to taking our customers to the cloud,” David Grimes, chief technology officer, NaviSite said in a statement. “Today we recognize that customers are more savvy about cloud computing, so we’re excited to offer them a solution that will give them a truly user-defined cloud environment, but with the support of NaviSite’s Army of Experts should they need it.”
While a recent report found that open source platforms are cutting into VMware’s cloud platform market share, it’s strong partnership base is definitely an advantage. VMware-powered services have been launched this year by providers including Phoenix NAP, Singlehop, and most recently, Rackspace, when it launched its Dedicated VMware vCenter Server on Wednesday.