Web Host Virtual Internet Achieves VMware vCloud Powered Status

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Web hosting provider Virtual Internet announced on Monday that its public cloud hosting service has achieved VMware vCloud Powered status.

Virtual Internet launched its cloud hosting in June 2011, and says this certification lets customers know that its cloud services are underpinned by VMware’s virtualization and cloud computing technology including VMware vSphere and VMware vCloud Director.

VI says it sought the certification to reassure customers that their workloads are secure and easily portable across hybrid cloud environments.

“Backed by our world-class cloud infrastructure and customer support, VI specialises in VMware hosting for business and so we are very pleased that our VI Cloud Hosting public cloud service is now recognised as having attained VMware vCloud Powered validation,” Patrick McCarthy, managing director, Virtual Internet said in a statement.

Virtual Internet says its customers can move workloads from their VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the VMware vCloud Powered service and back again.

“The VMware vCloud Powered program was developed to enable our service provider partners to differentiate themselves and help them bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market in this competitive landscape,“ Gavin Jackson, director, vCloud & Service Providers, EMEA, VMware said in a statement. “We look forward to supporting Virtual Internet further as it delivers on the agility and performance customers are looking for in the cloud computing landscape.”

As part of VMware’s partner program, Virtual Internet is able to align VMware virtualization solutions with its business model. VMware provides partners with software licenses, marketing support, education, training and certificates as well as VMware account management.

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