VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) is a VMware owned and operated public IaaS cloud offering based on vSphere and additional VMware vCloud solutions. Currently available in the US while in the UK a beta programme is running.
Unlike other cloud platforms like Windows Azure and Amazon EC2, vCHS supports enterprise applications which rely on an infrastructure providing high availability to workloads. So organizations do not need to redesign their applications when using vCHS. On-premise and cloud are seamless integrated.
VMware Education Services created a couple of instruction videos on vCHS, each under 10 minutes of length.
The topics discussed in these videos are:
- Introduction to vCloud Hybrid Service
provides a technical tour of vCloud Hybrid Service, what it is, how you can procure it, use cases, and where to get more information.
- VMware vCloud Hybrid Service User Interface Tour
provides a demonstration on the vCHS user interface detailing Resource Shapshot, Virtual Data Centers Virtual Machines, Gateways, and more.
- Features of the vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) Gateway
provides an overview of the features of the vCloud Hybrid Service with a deep dive into the features of the gateway service, how important it is, and how you can use start using it.
- Creating Your first vApp
provides an overview of the features of the vCloud Hybrid Service with a closer look at building a vApp
- Using vCloud Connector (vCC)
provides an overview of the features of the vCloud Hybrid Service with a closer look at vCloud Connector or vCC, covering the installation process, and how to use this free virtual product to start moving workload in and out and around the service.
- Using vSphere Web Client Plug-in
discusses features and provides a demo of the vSphere Web Client Plug-in, a free plug-in available to download and use right now
Videos can be seen here.