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Customers to get the 'best of both worlds' with AWS and VMware

18 Oct 2016

VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced a new collaboration to make it easier for customers to run applications in a hybrid environment.

The strategic alliance aims to build and deliver a seamlessly integrated hybrid offering that will give customers the full software-defined data center (SDDC) experience.

VMware Cloud on AWS will enable customers to run applications across VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.

According to the two organisations, the solution is jointly architected that will integrate both private cloud public cloud.

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, says the VMware cloud on AWS offers their customers the best of both worlds.

“This new service will make it easier for customers to preserve their investment in existing applications and processes while taking advantage of the global footprint, advanced capabilities, and scale of the AWS public cloud.”

Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS says customers continue to ask if the company can make it easier for them to run their existing data center investments alongside AWS.

“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.”

Available in mid-2017, VMware Cloud on AWS will be delivered, sold, and supported by VMware as an on-demand, elastically scalable service. No pricing has been released.

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