VMware announced the general availability of VMware cloud on AWS, at the VMware’s big annual conference in Las Vegas. With the availability of VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware customers get the ability to enjoy the cloud computing benefits without shelling out anything extra for any data center management software of VMware. The two companies had actually announced this partnership about an year ago.
With this, VMware’s Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) has been brought to the AWS cloud, which enables the users to run applications across operationally consistent VMware vSphere-based public, private, and hybrid cloud environments, along with optimized access to AWS services.
The goal of the partnership is to seamlessly extend the VMware’s environment from the enterprise data center to AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS is supported by VMware as an elastically-scalable on-demand cloud service that gets rid of barriers of migration and cloud portability. It increases efficiency, and opens new opportunities to leverage a hybrid cloud environment.
VMware is all over the place in data-centers of many big organizations and of public-sector, where users deploy it to continuously increase the physical machine’s utilization rate. With VMware Cloud on AWS, the users will be able to use the same VMware tools like vSAN, NSX, vSphere and vCenter on-premises or within the AWS Cloud without purchasing any new hardware, or modifying their operating model. Hence, the customers can use multiple cloud providers together using the same VMware toolset.
With VMware Cloud on AWS, customers will be able to utilize a number of AWS services, including but not limited to compute, Internet of Things (IoT), application services, security, databases, analytics and more. The cost of this service is approx.$8.40 per host for an hour.
Currently, the VMware Cloud on AWS is available only in the US West- Oregon region.