VMware has signed a strategic cooperation with Amazon Web Services to build and deliver a new hybrid cloud service, bringing together public and private cloud capabilities. From launch, VMware Cloud on AWS will become the main public cloud system delivered, sold and supported by VMware. It will enable customers to run applications across VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. Customers will be able to now access AWS’s footprint and services, including storage, databases, and analytics, via their existing and familiar VMware software and tools.
VMware Cloud on AWS is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, a unified SDDC platform that integrates VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN and NSX virtualization technologies, and will provide access to the full range of AWS services.
The new service represents a significant investment in engineering, operations, support, and sales resources from both companies. It will run on next-generation, elastic, bare metal AWS infrastructure. Customers will be able to buy services through their existing VMware commercial agreement and use their existing VMware software investments to secure additional loyalty discounts for their VMware Cloud on AWS hybrid environment.
The service will become available in mid-2017. It will be delivered, sold, and supported by VMware as an on-demand, elastically scalable service. Pricing will be made available closer to the general availability date.