HotLink Launches Industry’s Simplest Product for Deploying, Administering and Managing Hybrid Clouds
HotLink Hybrid Express for VMware vCenter natively manages Amazon EC2 and CloudStack inside VMware vCenter without additional consoles
HotLink® Corporation, the market leader in transformation solutions for heterogeneous virtualization management, today announced the launch of its latest product, HotLink Hybrid Express™ for VMware vCenter. The new technology dramatically simplifies the management of hybrid clouds through a VMware vCenter plug-in that natively supports Amazon EC2 and CloudStack resources -- full functionality, with no other management console prerequisites. HotLink Hybrid Express accelerates the process of deploying a combined on and off-premise hybrid infrastructure from weeks to just a few hours, utilizing customers’ existing VMware vCenter management infrastructure.
HotLink Hybrid Express is the only solution to natively extend VMware vCenter to public clouds, so existing VMware users can consolidate deployment, administration and management of all on and off-premise resources with a single pane of glass -- VMware vCenter. HotLink’s unique transformation technology abstracts public cloud platforms and workloads so VMware vCenter treats them just like vSphere hosts and VMs -- fully integrated and managed as a unified pool of resources. Because HotLink natively integrates cloud resources, VMware vCenter compatible orchestration tools, service catalogs and self-service portals work seamlessly.
“The majority of enterprises today are using VMware vCenter to manage their on-premise virtual infrastructure. Leveraging the existing management infrastructure is a huge benefit when adding off-premise, public cloud resources,” said Bernd Harzog, senior analyst at The Virtualization Practice. “The simplicity of the HotLink Hybrid Express approach significantly lowers the barriers for enterprises to incorporate cloud-based services into their virtual resource pools.”
With HotLink Hybrid Express, public cloud workloads benefit from the same VMware vCenter techniques as on-premise virtual machines. Users clone, snapshot and migrate cloud instances just as they do today. HotLink’s integrated, bi-directional workload conversion enables seamless migration to and from Amazon EC2 and CloudStack. Additionally, users can deploy cloud instances from existing VMware vCenter templates and readily share templates with team members. With the combination of VMware vCenter and HotLink, VMware users have the familiar deployment and management interface of on-premise, with hybrid cloud flexibility and agility.
Key features of the new HotLink Hybrid Express for VMware vCenter include the ability to:
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