Sai Gopalan, Product Line Marketing Manager
Emad Younis, Senior Technical Marketing Engineer
We are excited to announce that VMware Cloud on AWS is now available in the AWS U.S. East (N. Virginia) region. In addition to bringing this service to a new region, we are also introducing a new set of capabilities that enable customers to migrate, run and protect production applications at scale. The release delivers on the Disaster Recovery as a Service use-case while significantly improving and expanding the capabilities of the Application Migration to the Cloud and the On-demand capacity use cases.
This announcement comes a short three months after we announced the availability of this service for the first time in the AWS U.S. West (Oregon) region. VMware Cloud on AWS is a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud offering that delivers an on-demand service, enabling customers to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, this service integrates VMware’s flagship compute, storage and network virtualization products (VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN and VMware NSX) along with VMware vCenter management, and is optimized to run on elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure. It provides customers an operationally consistent and familiar way to run, manage and secure applications in a hybrid IT environment with access to a broad range of AWS services and robust disaster protection, bringing the best of VMware and AWS. Customers can continue to use familiar VMware tools to manage their VMware Cloud on AWS environments without having to purchase custom hardware, rewrite applications or modify their operating model.
Let us unpack this release and all the powerful capabilities it brings:
New region availability: Customers can now create VMware SDDCs in AWS US East (N. Virginia) region
Business continuity for Mission-critical applications…and more: Build on the intrinsic infrastructure high-availability that VMware Cloud on AWS provides, with the delivery of Disaster Recovery as a Service:
Enterprise scale and performance:
Seamless bi-directional application migration and hybrid networking:
Simple and consistent operations for rapid time to value:
AWS Services Integrations:
You can extend the value of your applications running in VMware Cloud on AWS seamlessly with AWS native services. If you remember, VMware Cloud on AWS is running directly on AWS elastic bare-metal infrastructure, which provides high bandwidth, low latency connectivity to AWS services. Virtual machine workloads can access public API endpoints for AWS services such as AWS Lambda, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Amazon S3 and Elastic Load Balancing, as well as private resources in the customer’s Amazon VPC such as Amazon EC2, and data and analytics services such as Amazon RDS, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis and Amazon Redshift. You can also now enjoy Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) for a fully managed file service to scale the file-based storage automatically to petabyte scale with high availability and durability across multiple availability zones and the newest generation of VPC Endpoints designed to access AWS services while keeping all the traffic within the AWS network.
Support for Wavefront by VMware:
For application teams, VMware is adding support for Wavefront by VMware, a VMware Cloud Service that allows customers to visualize, alert upon, and troubleshoot applications running on VMware Cloud on AWS. Wavefront by VMware provides an open API platform supporting more than 80 integrations and pre-packaged dashboards from all elements of your stack, spanning open-source, commercial, and custom data sources. Learn more about Wavefront here.
Flexible consumption models and investment protection:
Earlier in November, we made 1-year and 3-year subscription options available for the core service – this enables our customers to enjoy larger discounts over greater time commitments. Coupled with the Hybrid Loyalty Program, customers can take advantage of significant cost savings and attractive TCO with VMware Cloud on AWS.
Broadening ISV Technology Solutions Support:
VMware Cloud on AWS technology partner ecosystem is growing:
Read about what’s new with our partner ecosystem in this blog post here.
And once again this is just the beginning. Our customers can expect the same feature velocity and frequency of releases to continue delivering new exciting capabilities to VMware Cloud on AWS and expanding the service to more AWS regions. Stay tuned for more updates.
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Preview: Feature(s) released in preview to gather feedback. May not be available to all applicable customers or in all AWS regions. We cannot guarantee that features that are in “Preview’ will become available within any particular time frame or at all. Make your purchase decisions only on the basis of features that are available. For latest status, visit our website