Yesterday VMware announced that it is ready to deliver the enterprise hybrid cloud with the availability of VMware vCloud Datacenter services.

For now this is only available from BlueLock and Colt and through beta services from Verizon.

VMware also introduced VMware vCloud Connector, a free plug-in that will allow deployment and management of virtual machines across VMware vCloud powered cloud services from within the VMware vSphere Client.

The vCloud Connector will be available for download in Q1 2011.

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced it has reached a milestone in delivering the enterprise hybrid cloud with the availability of VMware vCloud® Datacenter services from BlueLock and Colt and beta services available from Verizon. VMware also introduced VMware vCloud Connector, a free plug-in that will allow all VMware vSphere® administrators to immediately begin deploying and managing virtual machines (VMs) across VMware vCloud Powered cloud services from within the VMware vSphere Client™. […]
VMware vCloud Datacenter services combine the agility of the public cloud with the security, performance and application portability that enterprises demand.  Built on VMware secure cloud infrastructure, including VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Director™ and VMware vShield™, VMware vCloud Datacenter Services are architected and certified by VMware. By providing globally consistent cloud infrastructure, management and security, vCloud Datacenter services make it possible for enterprise customers to move computing workloads from internal virtualized infrastructure to any VMware vCloud Datacenter service and back.   Delivering hybrid cloud management, VMware today introduced VMware vCloud Connector, which will give VMware vSphere administrators a “single pane of glass” across vSphere infrastructure and VMware vCloud Powered public and private clouds. Users simply enter their cloud credentials and can start viewing and transferring VMs, vApps, and templates between the three. […] vCloud Datacenter Services Availability VMware vCloud Datacenter Services are available now through US-based BlueLock, pan-European service provider Colt, and via beta from global service provider Verizon. VMware vCloud Datacenter partners Terremark and SingTel offer cloud services based on VMware technology today and are developing vCloud Datacenter services as well. vCloud Connector Availability vCloud Connector will be available for free download in Q1 2011.”