The Power of VMware on AWS


The strategic partnership between VMware® and Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps customers adopt hybrid cloud to increase flexibility and reduce cost while leveraging their existing IT investments and expertise in a unique manner. As global workloads accelerate from 160 million today to 596 million by 2030, the need for greater agility and global deployment options have driven customers toward public cloud. They recognize the benefit of having their public cloud integrate and work seamlessly with their on-premises infrastructure.

Enterprises are accelerating adoption of AWS Cloud and VMware solutions, and want the ability to integrate their on-premises data center environments with AWS Cloud within a common operating environment based on their familiar VMware software.

VMware and AWS meet this need by providing a unified infrastructure that bridges the gap between private and public cloud while maximizing their investments. This solution creates a services-oriented IT model that scales to meet any business demand while reducing the time spent on infrastructure and freeing IT to concentrate on innovation.


VMware and AWS Partnership Brief

VMware and AWS Partnership Infographic

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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 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.

VMware and AWS Events 

VMware and AWS are pleased to host several events over the next year. Please come visit us at any one of the following events.

  • VMworld EMEA
    • 5 - 8 November 2018 BARCELONA
  • AWS Re:Invent
    • 11.26 – 11.30, 2018 LAS VEGAS, NV