VMware Cloud Adds New Features on AWS to Address Customer Requirements

VMware has added new capabilities  to improve the economic value of VMware Cloud on AWS while meeting an evolving set of requirements for application modernization, business continuity and resiliency, and cloud migration.

VMware Cloud on AWS helps businesses alleviate potential disruptions, delivering an integrated hybrid cloud environment in under 2 hours from any of the 17 AWS Regions worldwide, and scaled to support more users, more workloads, and urgent demands in minutes. With Horizon 7 VDI on VMware Cloud on AWS, customers can quickly set up and scale cloud-delivered virtual desktop infrastructure to support remote employees, temporary workers, and contractors. VMware Site Recovery and VMware Cloud on AWS provide infrastructure risk mitigation and enable customers to implement proactive disaster avoidance. VMware has also recently announced its intent to acquire Datrium, and, after the deal closes, plans to expand on the performance-optimized VMware Site Recovery disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution with a cost-optimized option.

The new offerings include the new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) I3en instances that can deliver nearly 50% lower cost per gigabyte of raw storage, a 2-host SDDC configuration that lowers the entry price for production environments by 33%, and a new multi-tenant cloud management service that enables partners to support 5x-10x more customers with no additional upfront costs, while enabling smaller organizations to purchase VMware Cloud on AWS on a per VM rather than per host basis.

VMware Cloud on AWS is a jointly engineered service that brings VMware Cloud Foundation to Amazon Web Services (AWS) with optimized access to AWS services. The service offers cloud migration powered by VMware HCX and vMotion, combined with hybrid cloud infrastructure and operations. Once applications are migrated, customers can run, manage, and modernize these applications with the VMware Tanzu portfolio as well as integrate native AWS services.

According to VMware, as of June 2020, total VMs are up 3.5x and total number of hosts up 2.5x year over year. In addition, more than 500 channel partners have achieved a VMware Cloud on AWS service competency, including 43 with a Master Services Competency, and there are more than 300 certified or validated technology solutions available to VMware Cloud on AWS customers.

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