ZettaGrid attains VMware vCloud Powered status

WA-based cloud service provider the first VMware partner to get the classification in A/NZ

Cloud service provider, ZettaGrid, has become the first VMware partner in Australia to be awarded the VMware vCloud Powered status.

The VMware vCloud Powered program was developed to enable partners in VMware’s service provider network to differentiate themselves and help them in bringing their enterprise-class cloud services to market.

“ZettaGrid has been part of our VMware Service Provider Program (VSPP) for quite a while,” VMware Channel Director, John Donovan, said.

“They’ve been a great supporter of VMware and vice versa for quite a while, but because they are based in Western Australia, it also gives us good geographical reach as well. “

Within the service provider program, VMware has a classification that it applies for certain data centres, known as the VMware vCloud Powered status, and ZettaGrid is the first provider in Australia to achieve this title.

“What it means is their clouds services are underpinned by vCloud Director and vSphere technology, and that means they’re able to provide cloud computing services across a common platform,” Donovan explained.

Donovan highlighted this as being important for many customers, because in many instances they will be using VMware technology within their data centres.

“This enables them to take advantage of the promise delivered by hybrid Cloud computing services, such as being able to reference their own architecture and management platforms, and then apply portability to the workloads and bring them into the public Cloud as well,” he said.

“So by Zettagrid having the vCloud Powered status, they have that commonality of management platforms and security, which gives you real delivery on the agility promised by hybrid computing services.”

The ZettaGrid vCloud Powered Beta Program is available now and the production service will debut on August 25.

VMware recently highlight new data-loss prevention capabilities in an updated version of its virtual system security product, vShield.

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