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VMware will offer its vCloud Airpublic cloud in Australia out of Telstra data centers early next year, the company announced on Tuesday. The infrastructure will be owned and operated by VMware and hosted within Australian telecom Telstra’s facilities, and could both reduce latency for Australian customers and address concerns about local cloud hosting and related compliance issues. Adding a regional presence in Australia makes the hybrid-focused vCloud Air a much more practical option for the Australian enterprise market, which is considered ripe for hybrid adoption.
With the initial presence in Telstra’s Melbourne data center, vCloud Air will be offered out of nine data centers, five of which are in the US. The company also announced the general availability of its hybrid public cloud in Japan, where one of vCloud Air’s other four data center footprints is located. The announcement coincides with the start of VMware’s Australian vForum partner event, the tenth year for the Sydney convention.