VMware Cloud on AWS to bridge VMware software and tools, AWS infrastructure and services

SAN FRANCISCO. VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have entered into a strategic alliance to build VMware Cloud on AWS, an integrated cloud offering that will provide the ability to run applications across VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments on top of AWS infrastructure, enabling access to existing VMware software and tools as well as AWS storage, databases, and analytics offerings.

Based on the VMware Cloud Foundation software-defined data center (SDDC) platform that integrates VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN, and NSX™ virtualization technologies, the VMware Cloud on AWS will run on next-generation, elastic, bare metal AWS infrastructure and allow customers to purchase services through existing VMware commercial agreements. As part of the agreement, VMware will become AWS’ primary private cloud partner, and AWS VMware’s primary public cloud infrastructure partner.

“Most enterprises are already virtualized using VMware, and now with VMware Cloud on AWS, for the first time, it will be easy for customers to operate a consistent and seamless hybrid IT environment using their existing VMware tools on AWS, and without having to purchase custom hardware, rewrite their applications, or modify their operating model,” said Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS.

VMware Cloud on AWS will be available in mid-2017 and sold and supported by VMware. For more information, visit www.vmware.com/cloud-services/vmware-cloud-aws.html.