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Virtual Machine Upload Capability in a VMware Cloud Environment

Allows users to easily migrate entire virtual machine files for additional resource needs

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Join the rapidly growing community of IT professionals who choose Citrix XenServer for their virtualization platform. announced that clients can upload their own VMware virtual machines or VMDK (Virtual Machine Disk Format) files to's Cloud Enterprise and Cloud Dedicated solutions. released this functionality in a limited beta in November and is one of the first cloud service providers to offer this capability to VMware clients and users.

Cloud Enterprise customers now have the flexibility and portability to move their virtual machines, either from their own environment or another host, into one of's Cloud Super Sites. This solution can provide VMware vSphere users with a redundant layer of offsite disaster recovery and business continuance services in a secure hosted environment. Current and new Cloud Enterprise customers can access this functionality via the Customer Control Panel.

Dan Chu, VMware vice president, emerging products and solutions, commented, "Cloud Enterprise is an example of how cloud hosting is altering and enhancing the technology landscape, enabling customers to upload their own virtual machine environments. This gives VMware vSphere users the ability to easily transfer their virtual machines to's cloud datacenters spread throughout the country for additional fault tolerance or improved service." He continued, "The virtual machine upload functionality is in high demand from our customer base and has moved quickly to deliver this solution to the marketplace."

The solution is ideal for companies that have VMware virtual machines at their premise or another host and need additional compute capacity in a secure cloud environment. Uploading the entire VMDK file is a seamless process that eliminates the work associated with rebuilding applications and data in a cloud or offsite environment. In addition, users can easily modify their compute, storage and disc resources through the control panel to meet the resource needs of the applications running within the virtual machine(s).

A video tutorial on how to utilize this service from is available online at

Joel Daly, Chief Operating Officer for commented, "Our product engineering and development teams were pushed to deliver a solution that allows companies to avoid the typical migration time constraints and technical burdens associated with reinstalling and reconfiguring applications - they have succeeded." Daly continued, "The client demand through the limited beta displayed the marketplace need for multi-platform solutions; this solution allows our colocation and managed hosting clients to develop applications, websites etc in their own virtual environments and utilize our cloud platform for launch, fault tolerance or geographically dispersed disaster recovery."

Cloud Enterprise leverages the latest in virtualization platform technology with VMware vSphere 4, and is highly available on both the computing and disk infrastructures. Starting as low as $125 per month, Cloud Enterprise provides on-demand cloud hosting via a secure web portal so businesses can rapidly deploy virtual servers and modify resources as needed. Cloud Enterprise requires no contracts and clients can purchase, provision and add CPU, RAM, and DISK online. has a portfolio of Cloud Hosting Solutions including Cloud Enterprise, Cloud Dedicated, Cloud VPS, and vCloud Express - that reduce costs, improve efficiency and provide extreme flexibility to businesses of all sizes. has made significant investments in enterprise-class technologies such as EMC, Dell, Juniper, F5, and Intel to deliver a robust, standards-based cloud infrastructure to clients demanding unparalleled performance and security.

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Join the rapidly growing community of IT professionals who choose Citrix XenServer for their virtualization platform.

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