Softbank Telecom joins VMware vCloud data center services group of 7

VMware has a press release on Softbank Telecom joining the group of Singapore-based telecoms operator SingTel and Australian subsidiary Optus, plus Verizon and Colt, as well as Terremark, BlueLock and CSC.

SOFTBANK TELECOM Joins the VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services Program

Organizations in Japan will enjoy the business transformation benefits of true enterprise hybrid cloud computing

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., – February 21, 2011 – VMware (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced that major Japan-based telecommunications operator, SOFTBANK TELECOM Corp., has joined the VMware vCloud® Datacenter Services Program, which delivers globally consistent enterprise-class hybrid cloud computing infrastructure services.

VMware’s strategy for private and public clouds migration looks like it is working with the Telco sector.

Through the partnership, SOFTBANK TELECOM’s private and public sector customers will be able to move workloads seamlessly between their private clouds and SOFTBANK TELECOM’s public cloud. By offering a common infrastructure, VMware vCloud Datacenter Services place full and rapid control in the hands of IT departments, enabling them to monitor, manage and secure their applications across environments.

It looks like VMware is targeting those who find the public clouds like AWS and Rackspace don’t fit the enterprise.

In contrast to the IT industry’s widely-held belief in a “one-cloud-fits-all” approach, VMware’s customer-centric philosophy is that a cloud environment must be tailored to the unique business needs of each enterprise, while enabling organizations to leverage investment in existing IT resources. In addition, migration to cloud should represent incremental and not wholesale change, while offering the flexibility to use on- and off-premise resources in a totally secure fashion.

An example of a feature that enterprises need that they don’t get from public clouds is security.

To help ensure cloud security, SOFTBANK TELECOM’s cloud infrastructure will be built on the secure VMware stack with VMware vShield, Layer 2 isolation, role-based access control and LDAP integration. In addition, the service will add its own auditable security for enterprises through the ISO 27001 security management framework and SAS 70 Type II security compliance.