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Introducing Amazon Relational Database Service on VMware

One of the biggest announcements at VMworld Las Vegas was the introduction of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) on VMware. The new service will allow administrators to simplify database management by making it easier to provision new database instances on-premises, and scale workloads – with just a few clicks.

This new level of automation will reduce the complexity, cost and risk of database management, allowing enterprises to focus on building and fine-tuning next gen apps.


VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and AWS CEO Andy Jassy announce Amazon RDS on VMware at VMworld 2018.

Relational database management can be time-consuming and costly

Relational databases support almost all of the world’s business-critical systems operating on-premises. Managing these databases is tedious, expensive and risky. Administrators are tasked with the complexities of patching, backing up, cloning, restoring, scaling and monitoring – and any mistake can lead to extended app downtime. Further complications are added when setting up these databases for high-availability, and in meeting security and compliance requirements.

Amazon RDS simplifies database management for on-premises and hybrid cloud

Used by 47% of the world’s companies, Amazon RDS has been simplifying relational database management for hundreds of thousands of customers for the past nine years. The service makes it easy for users to set up, operate and scale databases on AWS all while providing high availability, durability and security.

These capabilities are now coming to VMware-based databases, allowing users to easily create and manage databases on-premises, and migrate seamlessly and consistently by scaling these databases to the cloud. All of this will now be achievable with a single, easy-to-use interface.

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Amazon RDS on VMware’s simple interface allows you to:

Automate database management, no matter where your databases are deployed.
Scale storage, compute and memory of databases in VMware environments with just a few clicks.
Automate database provisioning, operating system and database patching, backup, point-in-time restore, instance health monitoring and failover.
Enable low-cost, high-availability hybrid deployments across multiple vSphere clusters.
Enable database disaster recovery to AWS.
Deploy and maintain data locally for audits, compliance, backups and archival.

Amazon RDS on VMware Features

  • Support for databases, including PostgreSQL, MariaDB, MySQL, Amazon Aurora, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle databases.
  • Custom AWS Availability Zones (AZ), mapped to multiple vSphere clusters, allowing administrators and developers to utilize the vSphere environment as a private, local AWS AZ.
  • Disconnected mode operation, allowing edge applications to remain operational even with loss of connectivity to AWS Cloud, maintaining visibility of the health and status of apps and infrastructure.
  • Read replica bursting to Amazon RDS.
  • Long-term database archival in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
  • Built-in patching for the OS and database for seamless service and full database lifecycle management capabilities.

Amazon RDS will become available in coming months. Register now for early access to the preview.

Discover how VMware Cloud’s suite of products and services can help you migrate to the cloud seamlessly today.

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