The Power of VMware and AWS

The VMware® and Amazon Web Services (AWS) partnership paves a faster, easier and more flexible path to hybrid cloud. Our jointly engineered solutions allow you to match your applications to the best environment, simplify management with consistent operations, and build for the future while minimizing migration risks.

VMware and AWS Partnership Brief
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Match your applications to the best environment

VMware is a leading innovator in enterprise software and AWS is the largest public cloud provider. Together, we are able to provide a seamless integration with 165+ AWS services to improve service experience with more options to develop, test and run on-prem or in the cloud. Our jointly engineered solutions with dedicated engineering, support and sales teams allow you to migrate existing applications to the cloud without the cost, effort or risk of refactoring. This means organizations can leverage the global scale from the leading public cloud provider and the leading vendor for private cloud.


Simplify management with consistent operations

VMware Cloud on AWS allows your organization realize cost optimization by leveraging your existing infrastructure, tools, policies, IT skillset and proven processes. In parallel, Amazon RDS on VMware helps simplify database management for databases running on-premises. You can use familiar VMware Cloud Foundation technologies that are already in use by thousands of customers – no re-training needed – and ensure consistent network and security policies across on-premises and cloud with VMware NSX and NSX Cloud.


Build for the future while minimizing risk

Build and integrate public cloud and on-premises computing using our unique, jointly engineered, low risk solutions. Hundreds of VMware and AWS engineers worked together to develop these joint solutions enabling you to quickly migrate hundreds of apps with no refactoring and no downtime. VMware and AWS provides access to 165+ AWS services helping you modernize your applications.

Joint Solutions

VMware Cloud on AWS:

VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that enables you to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, this service integrates VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN, and VMware NSX along with VMware vCenter management, and is optimized to run on dedicated, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure. With this service, IT teams can manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools


Solution Profile

Amazon RDS on VMware:

Amazon RDS on VMware is a service that makes it easy for customers to set up, operate, and scale databases in VMware-based software-defined data centers and hybrid environments and to migrate them to AWS or VMware Cloud on AWS. Amazon RDS on VMware automates database management regardless of where the database is deployed, freeing up customers to focus on developing and tuning their applications. Amazon RDS on VMware supports Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL and MySQL databases. Other DB support will be offered soon.


Press Release

VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts:

VMware and Amazon are expanding their partnership to deliver a new, as-a-service, on-premises offering that will include the full VMware SDDC stack (vSphere, NSX, vSAN) running on AWS Outposts, a fully managed and configurable server and network installation built with AWS-designed hardware.



From Our Customers

Dell Technologies

“The terrific experience that VMware Cloud on AWS helps provide translates to higher customer confidence in our products and solutions,  preserving and enhancing revenue opportunities for the company.”

Tricia Kreis, Senior Manager of Events and Operations for Customer Solution Centers, Dell Technologies

Employer’s Insurance

“With VMware Cloud on AWS, we’ve become more agile, efficient and secure. We successfully migrated 350 applications to the cloud in less than one year. In several instances, migrations scheduled to take several days were completed in a matter of hours. For our DevOps teams and developers, application deployments that used to take six to nine months are now done in only two weeks. This rapid digital transformation, made possible by our move to a cost-effective, high-performance and secure environment in VMware Cloud on AWS has strengthened the relationships between IT and the business.”

Jeff Shaw, executive vice president and CIO, EMPLOYERS

George Sink

 “Our fast expansion and headquarters in a hurricane-prone coastal city led us to consider IT options outside growing our physical data center. We turned to VMware Cloud on AWS to support our current goals and future vision of going to the cloud. Our IT support hiring strategy can now pivot towards building a team skillset focused on our staff and customers, and not on hiring more engineers to tend to servers in racks. The simplicity of VMware Cloud on AWS is just amazing.”

Timothy Mullen, CIO at George Sink

IHS Markit

“VMware Cloud on AWS helps us build on our success with VMware in our private, on-premises environment and cost- effectively extend services to a global hybrid cloud.”

Ben Tanner, Director of Cloud Enablement, IHS Markit

Provident Mexico

“We deployed VMware Cloud on AWS and the results have been striking: the implementation was completed faster than planned, and since then, we’ve cut the amount of time it takes to deploy a new application or service from 18 months to six months, and we envision cutting that down to three weeks in the near future.”

Nestor Rodriguez, director of technology and change for Provident Mexico

Stagecoach Bus

“Since moving to VMware Cloud I'm worrying less about operational uptime. There is a certainty, an assurance that everything works. Also, we feel we’re at the forefront of technology. There are additional features coming online every month.”

Sam Akroyd, Technical Services Manager, Stagecoach Bus

United Way of Massachusetts Bay

“VMware Cloud on AWS was a perfect fit for us when we made the decision to move to a new cloud environment. Getting the initial set up took just a few hours, and our entire environment was up and operational in just 3-4 weeks with zero downtime. This was critical as our small IT team had to migrate clouds during our high season of donations. We particularly like that we can manage our cloud environment through the vCenter portal and that we can access native AWS services. By moving to VMware Cloud on AWS we also now have a more highly available and more secure environment, and a better disaster recovery strategy.”

John Meyer, Chief Information Officer, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

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Mike Clayville and Sanjay Poonen, AWS re:Invent 2019

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Mike Clayville and Sanjay Poonen, AWS re:Invent 2019


VMware Cloud on AWS at VMworld US 2018 Keynote

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VMware Cloud on AWS at VMworld US 2018 Keynote

VMware AWS Strategic Alliance

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VMware AWS Strategic Alliance

What does the VMware and AWS partnership mean for you?

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What does the VMware and AWS partnership mean for you?

VMware Partner Network

VMware believes that having a broad ecosystem of partners to assist our partner’s customers helps extend our reach and expertise in the global marketplace. The rapid growth in cloud and hybrid cloud has created challenges and opportunities for partners selling cloud solutions. The total partner addressable market for VMware Cloud on AWS continues to grow and is estimated to be $3.1B in 2022. Enterprises are increasingly looking for pay-as-you-go cloud services, moving away from capital purchases that have high upfront costs. Additionally, the accelerating pace of innovation makes it difficult for enterprises to keep abreast of the latest technology. Enterprises are looking to partners to be their trusted advisors for new technology. Partners can respond to these changes by shifting their business models to focus on delivering managed services and consulting services. VMware Cloud on AWS provides partners a solution that offers their customers a powerful service that opens up huge hybrid cloud opportunities to modernize, protect and scale mission-critical applications by leveraging VMware’s consistent operations and infrastructure and AWS, the world’s leading public cloud.

VMware has multiple programs for partners to tap into the opportunity including:

VMware Solution Provider program
Technology Alliance Partner program 
VMware Cloud Provider Program

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