AWS is embracing hybrid cloud, with help from VMware
New solutions for hybrid cloud environments combine VMware’s software with native AWS capabilities and environments
VMware has launched two new tools, VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts and VMware Cloud Foundation for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), that enable customers to build and deploy applications in customer data centres in an “as a service” model.
Both solutions will leverage AWS Outposts, new fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with Amazon Web Services (AWS) hardware that allow customers to run compute and storage on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to the rest of AWS’s services in the cloud.
The aim is to offer customers with a consistent infrastructure and operational experience across all VMware and AWS cloud environments.
“VMware’s vision is to provide customers with consistency of infrastructure, operations and developer experience, enabling them to build and run any application wherever the business requires. This empowers them to maximize the value of their IT investments and achieve better business outcomes,” said Mark Lohmeyer, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware.
“As part of our broader hybrid cloud strategy to deliver Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC) infrastructure as an end-to-end service across the data centre, cloud, and the edge, on industry-leading hardware, we are pleased to extend our collaboration with AWS and the value we can deliver our joint customers,” Lohmeyer added.