HotLink Hybrid Express Aims to Simplify vCenter Hybrid Cloud

Chris Talbot

August 14, 2012

2 Min Read
HotLink Hybrid Express Aims to Simplify vCenter Hybrid Cloud

HotLink hopes to simplify the management of hybrid clouds run on VMware vCenter with the launch of a new vCenter plug-in that natively supports both Amazon EC2 (NASDAQ: AMZN) and CloudStack resources. HotLink Hybrid Express for VMware vCenter is being positioned as a tool to accelerate the deployment of on- and off-premise hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Cloud computing integrators can’t really complain about anything that makes it simpler to deploy infrastructure — as long as it makes good on its promise, that is. HotLink is making big promises with Hybrid Express. According to the vendor, using Hybrid Express can reduce the deployment of hybrid cloud infrastructure from weeks to just a few hours by using existing vCenter management infrastructure.

For channel partners attending VMworld 2012 in San Francisco next week, they can get an up-close and personal look at the technology to see get an idea if it will make good on HotLink’s promises. HotLink will be touting its integration with vCenter through a series of webinars.

HotLink was designed to natively extend vCenter to public clouds — a feature it claims it is unique in having. Existing VMware users should be able to use Hybrid Express to consolidate deployment, administration and management of on- and off-premise resources through a single pane of glass in vCenter.

A few features HotLink is boasting in its new hybrid cloud management product include:

  • The ability to manage public cloud resources natively in vCenter for a single point of management.

  • The ability to migrate workloads with a point-and-click interface to easily deploy cloud instances.

  • The ability to create, use and manage hybrid snapshots.

  • Integration and automation of workload conversion for migration of Windows and Linux workloads to and from the public cloud.

  • The ability to use existing EC2 and CloudStack templates in a hybrid environment.

  • Standardization of policies across on- and off-premise resources.

  • Automation across hybrid resources to allow vCenter to be a singular point of integration.

HotLink Hybrid Express for VMware vCenter carries a price tag that starts at $7,500.

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