VMware, the leader in private cloud, and Amazon Web Services, the leader in public cloud, are partnering to provide a new VMware vSphere-based cloud service running on AWS. This service will make it easier to run any application, using a common set of familiar software and tools, in a consistent hybrid cloud environment. AWS will be VMware’s primary public cloud infrastructure partner and this new service will be the primary public cloud solution delivered, sold and supported by VMware.
VMware Cloud on AWS will be powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, a unified SDDC platform that integrates VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN and NSX virtualization technologies. It will provide access to the broad range of AWS services, together with the functionality, elasticity, and security customers have come to expect from the AWS Cloud. Backed by an integrated customer support experience., it will be delivered, sold and supported by VMware as an on-demand, elastically scalable service. Customers will be able to leverage the global footprint and breadth of services from AWS, including storage, databases, analytics and more. This service will make it easier to run any application across vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.
Many customers who rely on VMware to run applications in their vSphere-based private clouds also want to run these applications in the public cloud on AWS, and they want to do this in a way that leverages their existing tools and skillsets.
VMware Cloud on AWS will integrate the world’s leading private cloud and the world’s leading public cloud so that customers can run VMware’s market-leading compute, storage, and network virtualization solutions directly on AWS without giving up any of the functionality, elasticity, and security they have come to expect from the AWS Cloud. They will be able to do all this in a common operating environment based on familiar VMware software while also leveraging AWS services.
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VMware and Amazon Web Services are working together to build a seamlessly integrated hybrid offering that will deliver the full VMware experience on the world’s most popular and trusted public cloud. This jointly architected solution represents a significant investment in engineering, operations, support and sales resources from both companies. Designed to deliver a great customer experience, the service will be optimized for next-generation elastic, bare metal AWS infrastructure. It will deliver the power of VMware’s SDDC infrastructure software while providing access to advanced AWS services, backed by an integrated customer support experience.
The new service will be an important part of the new VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture, the world’s most complete and capable hybrid cloud architecture, which VMware announced at VMworld in August 2016. The core tenet of VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture is to make it easier for customers to run, manage, and secure their applications across on-premises environments and the public cloud.