vCloud Connector links your internal, private clouds with public clouds, so you can manage them as a single, hybrid environment and transfer workloads back and forth.

The following features of vCloud Connector are tailored especially to supporting customers' hybridity requirements with vCloud Air:

Connecting Clouds: vCloud Connector is the primary tool to connect vSphere and vCloud Director-based private and public clouds to vCloud Air. Attach compatible and scalable cloud resources to your on-premises vSphere data center. Transfer workloads to vCloud Air without compatibility boundaries between onsite and offsite services.

In Using vCloud Connector, see the following topics for information:

Working with Clouds in Using vCloud Connector

Copying Virtual Machines, vApps, and Templates Between Clouds

Offline Data Transfer: Offline Data Transfer Service is a data migration service used to move large numbers of virtual machines, vApps, or templates (large data sets) from your on-premises vSphere or vCloud Director environments to vCloud Air via physical disk. VMware provides you a secure, encrypted physical storage device for your data. Return the device and VMware will upload your data to vCloud Air.

See Offline Data Transfer to VMware vCloud Air for information.

Offline Data Transfer Service is available as a paid, per-use service from VMware. See Cloud Computing Pricing Guide for information.

To purchased the Offline Data Transfer Service for Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand select Buy Offline Data Transfer Service from the Tools menu in the Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand Web UI.

Content Sync: You can manage a single, content catalog across your entire cloud environment using Content Sync. With Content Sync, a source catalog is defined using existing vSphere folders or vCloud Director catalogs and all other synchronized catalogs are updated with new templates added to your source. Using Content Sync ensure site-to-site consistency and untethered workload portability by using a centrally-managed resource pool.

See Using Content Sync for information.

Data Center Extension: By extending the logical boundaries of the data center, you can accelerate the deployment time of your workloads while maintaining consistency across clouds. Data Center Extension (DCE) allows for the transfer of workloads across clouds without needing to reconfigure the network settings in the destination. Using Data Center Extension increases operational agility of the cloud, by using one network to deliver your applications.

See Using Stretch Deploy (Datacenter Extension) for information.