From our friends over at VMware we now have news of vCloud Air. A public cloud platform built on the trusted foundation of vSphere, compatible with your on-premises data center, that includes infrastructure, disaster recovery.

With vCloud Air  you can migrate existing onsite virtual machines (VMs) to the public cloud.  vCloud Air’s billing mode uses the IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) model making it very appealing for testers and developers looking for short term environments as well is companies looking to expand into new infrastructure without the need to acquire new hardware.

Best of all, its using the same vCenter, ESXi environments you come to know, trust, support and *love.

Checkout the CPU performance and I/O performance comparisons for more information.

vCloud Air has the  Support and Services You Know to help you extend beyond your data center.

Oh and vCloud Air 35% Cheaper Than Azure and 83% Cheaper Than AWS

For more info http://vcloud.vmware.com/