Businesses are looking for a more flexible IT framework that can adapt to today's rapidly changing and global environment. Business teams striving to move quickly into new markets and launch new products and services are demanding more from IT organizations that have traditionally been focused on avoiding downtime, ensuring security and compliance and holding down costs. Cloud computing offers compelling benefits for IT and the business to gain on-demand access to IT resources for new application development, as well as for running existing applications. VMware's approach starts inside your data center and extends out to support all applications - both those 'born in the cloud' as well as existing ones - with VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™, a secure, dedicated infrastructure-as-a-service cloud, owned and operated by VMware. vCloud Hybrid Service is built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®, enabling you to seamlessly extend your data center to the cloud leveraging the same infrastructure, network, management and skills you already use with your internal VMware infrastructure. By extending the same platform and operations model you use in your onsite data center to the cloud, you can deploy and run your applications onsite, offsite or both - without compromise and with less risk.