The Power of VMware and AWS


The VMware® and Amazon Web Services (AWS) partnership paves a faster, easier path to more efficient and reliable hybrid cloud data services.Our jointly engineered solutions provide you services when and where you need them by leveraging the global scale from the largest provider of public cloud and the leading vendor for private cloud. Improve the service experience with more options to develop, test, run or migrate applications across on-premises and in the cloud.

Management is simplified with familiar and consistent tools, APIs, and management, security and operations policies for both on-premises and cloud. Minimize your investment and disruption by leveraging existing infrastructure, IT skillsets and proven processes and streamline day-1 and day-2 operations for infrastructure, networking, VMs and containers across on-premises and the cloud.

Build for the future while minimizing risk. You can quickly migrate hundreds of apps with no refactoring and no downtime. The unique, low risk solutions are jointly engineered for integrating public cloud and on-premises computing so new, modern apps run alongside existing apps while taking advantage of a wide variety of AWS services.


VMware and AWS Partnership Brief

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VMware AWS Strategic Alliance

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VMware Cloud on AWS at VMworld US 2018 Keynote

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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.

  • Uniquely designed to give customers the flexibility to leverage any cloud environment while providing consistent operations for how clouds are managed and secured
  • Extend Cloud Foundation into the public cloud and consume as a service
  • Take advantage of VMware technologies across compute (vSphere), storage (vSAN) and networking (NSX) with enterprise-class grade
  • Simple and consistent operations—rapidly provision VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) environments on AWS

For more information about VMware Cloud on AWS, please click here.

RDS on VMware

At VMworld US 2018, VMware and AWS jointly announced RDS on VMware. Amazon RDS on VMware is a service that will make 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. Available in the coming months, Amazon RDS on VMware will support Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB databases.


To learn more about this announcement, read the press release and blog. You can also register for the Amazon RDS on VMware preview.



VMware Solutions 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.


To learn more, read our press release or visit our website, or blog for more information. On our website you can also sign up to stay tuned for updates on these exciting offerings.

VMware Partner Network

VMware believes that having a broad ecosystem of partners to assist our customers extends our reach and expertise in the global marketplace. We have expanded our Solution Provider and Cloud Provider Partner Programs to include VMware Cloud™ on AWS which gives partners access to the VMware on AWS Solution Competency Program, which enables our partners to offer enterprises the benefits of a seamless hybrid cloud. These programs also allow partners to increase their resell revenue and consulting services.

  • The expanded VMware Cloud Provider Program MSP model qualifies partners to take advantage of the rapidly growing interest in hybrid cloud managed services by providing managed services on VMware Cloud on AWS.
  • The expanded VMware Service Provider Program enables partners to increase their consulting services and resell revenue for hybrid cloud solutions using VMware Cloud on AWS.
  • The new VMware Cloud on AWS Solution Competency Program provides sales and technical training partners need to be successful selling, activating and managing customers using VMware Cloud on AWS.

Click here for more information about VMware Cloud on AWS partner programs.