The company’s new RightScale Cloud Appliance for vSphere claims to give developers self-service access to their company’s VMware(s vmw) vSphere resources and — this is critical — help make workloads portable across vSphere, Amazon(s amzn) Web Services, Google(s goog) Compute Engine, Microsoft(s msft) Azure and various OpenStack clouds. If that works as advertised that’s a lot of heavy lifting.
VMware dominates in the server virtualization within company data centers and while that’s a start, server virtualization does not equal cloud computing. Now the company wants to stretch into cloud with vCloud Hybrid Services (vCHS) which, despite its “hybrid” moniker, competes with Amazon and Azure public clouds for many workloads.
For more on where RightScale sees VMware in the cloud universe, checkout the Structure Show podcast with RightScale’s Kim Weins.