vCloud Hybrid Service has just been rebranded to VMware vCloud Air

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At Softchoice, we are often among the the first to know about big, important announcements from our vendors, and we want to be among the first to deliver this one to our VMware clients! VMware just let us know that they are rebranding VMware vCloud Hybrid Service to “VMware vCloud Air.”

Why the name change?
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VMware announced vCloud Air for Disaster Recovery – UPDATED

VMware announced vCloud Hybrid Service for Disaster Recovery

Editor’s note: We updated this post to reflect VMware’s rebranding of vCloud Hybrid Service for Disaster Recovery, to VMware vCloud Air Disaster Recovery. Also, look to the bottom of this post for a link to register for our upcoming webinar on August 28th, 2014. In this webinar, our VMware experts reveal the VMworld 2014 announcements that will affect you most!

Organizations need to protect themselves from a disaster or service interruption. However, the reality is:

  • 24% of companies said they have experienced a full data disaster (Forrester)
  • 95% of companies of companies experienced a data outage in the past year (Ponemon Institute)
  • Average cost of downtime for a midsize company is $70,000 per hour (Gartner)
  • 70% of companies that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year. (PricewaterhouseCooper)

What can you do to ensure your virtual machines are protected? Here’s one great option. [Read more…]

VMware Announces And Releases Horizon 6

VMware Announces And Releases Horizon 6

VMware unveiled Horizon 6 on April 9th 2014. Horizon 6 allows IT to deliver virtual desktops or just applications through a single platform, as well as support end-users with access to all of their desktops and applications in one place. So what’s new in Horizon 6? Let’s find out.

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