VMware (VMW) announced in a corporate blog post the expansion of its hybrid cloud service footprint into the Asia-Pacific region through two partnerships in Japan and China. This week in Japan, at SoftBank World, the company and Softbank (SFTBF) will announce a new joint venture between the companies to launch VMware vCloud Hybrid Service in Asia. This service is already available to clients in Japan as a private beta today and will become generally available in Q4 of this year, VMware stated. Also this week in China, China Telecom (CHA) executives announced plans to build a hybrid cloud service in Beijing based on VMware hybrid cloud technology. The new service, to be operated by China Telecom, as CT E-surfing Hybrid Cloud Services, is expected to deliver hybrid cloud offerings such as Infrastructure as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service and Desktop as a Service.