VMware and AWS Partnership
Earlier this year, VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced a strategic association to build and deliver a seamlessly integrated hybrid offering that will give customers a full software-defined data centre experience from the leader in the private cloud, running on the world’s most popular, trusted, and robust public cloud. VMware Cloud on AWS will enable the customers to run their applications on VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.
At AWS reinvent, VMware and AWS announced that they are working on a joint initiative called the VMware Cloud on AWS Partner Program which will be launched in 2017. The VMware Cloud on AWS Partner Program provides training for the partners that helps the customers to deploy and operate VMware workloads on AWS. To learn more about this announcement, explore this article and know more about its association.
HOW VMWARE CLOUD ON AWS?
As mentioned, VMware Cloud on AWS, users will run the applications across VMware vSphere based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. It will be delivered, sold, and supported by VMware as an on-demand, elastically scalable service, VMware Cloud on AWS will allow the VMware customers to use their existing VMware software and tools on AWS.
VMware clients can run the applications in their vSphere-based private clouds, and they can often also run their applications on AWS. Increasingly, the customers have asked both companies to make it easier to run their existing on-premises environments alongside AWS using the VMware software and tools they’ve come to depend on.
VMware Cloud on AWS will be powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, a unified SDDC platform. It integrates VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN, and NSX virtualization technologies. At the same time, it also provides access to the full range of AWS services, together with the functionality, elasticity, and security. It runs on elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure.
Customers will have the ability to purchase the services through their existing VMware commercial agreement and they can use their existing VMware software investments to secure additional loyalty discounts for VMware Cloud on AWS hybrid environment.
“VMware Cloud on AWS offers their customers the best of both worlds,” said Pat Gelsinger, Vmware’s CEO in his statement. This brand new service will surely make it easier for the customers to preserve their investments in existing applications and processes while taking advantage of the global footprint, advanced capabilities, and scale of the AWS public cloud.
Most of the enterprises are already virtualized using VMware, and now with VMware Cloud on AWS, for the first time, it will be easy for the customers to operate a consistent and seamless hybrid IT environment using their existing VMware tools on AWS, and without having to purchase customized hardware, rewriting the applications, or modifying their operating model.”
It all sounds good as of now, but it’s not here yet. Porting VMware’s platform to AWS won’t be that simple. The organizations are promising that VMware Cloud on AWS will be available in mid-2017. Pricing will be made available closer to the general availability date. So, let’s wait for and see how it works.