Revera adds VMware vCloud Air to local cloud

– Cloud services provider to offer VMware’s public cloud offering vCloud Air

Wellington, 13 April 2015 – Cloud services provider Revera has partnered withVMware to be one of the first New Zealand partners  to spearhead the availability of the virtualisation and cloud infrastructure giant’s VMware vCloud® Air™ public cloud offering in Australasia.

The partnership extends Revera’s New Zealand-based Homeland Cloud IaaS platform to VMware’s Australian public cloud data centres, and paves the way for customers to mix and match public and private infrastructure and DR services.

Revera’s head of innovation Keith Archibald said clients were moving to split applications and data between providers, and it was incumbent on local cloud services providers to offer multiple cloud formats and tools to manage them.

“Revera has been quietly working to address our clients’ growing preference for mixing and matching cloud services. Partnering global suppliers and delivering slick integration provides our clients with a simple dashboard to buy and manage multi-sourced cloud services,” said Archibald.

Duncan Bennet, ‎Vice President & Managing Director, VMware A/NZ said: “The expansion of VMware vCloud Air to Revera in New Zealand, marks another major milestone in the global build-out of our hybrid cloud service. As a vCloud Air Network Premier Service Provider Partner, Revera delivers fast and easy access to public cloud and best in class in-country cloud services.”

Archibald said Revera’s interconnected platforms and tools provided the best of both worlds: a blend of public cloud services and private, locally-based options in one ecosystem.

“To get here, we’ve invested in command and control functions that provide access to a catalogue of services, manage cost and consumption, and provide a consistent user experience,” he said.

To this end, Revera has developed a portal-based dashboard, called CloudCreator, which offers customers self-service controls to provision and manage infrastructure services across both public cloud providers like VMware vCloud Air and Revera’s locally-managed Homeland Cloud IaaS platform.

Archibald said connecting to VMware vCloud Air through Revera’s Homeland Cloudwould appeal to local businesses with trans-Tasman infrastructure requirements.

“Flexibility is key, and customers can decide on which side of the Tasman they want to activate core infrastructure and DR services,” he said.

Bi-directional workflow between Revera’s Homeland IaaS platform and vCloud Air was controlled by VMware vCloud Director® – a management layer that delivered a consistent experience across both public and private platforms.

Revera has operated VMware virtualisation technology for a decade under the VMware Service Provider Programme and more recently vCloud Air Network..

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