What’s new with VMware Cloud on AWS – New on-demand DR service, improved workload support and delivery.

VMware Cloud on AWS provides a platform for running customers’ enterprise workloads of today and tomorrow. With VMware Cloud on AWS, customers can start their modernization journey with minimal disruption to their business. They can rapidly extend and migrate their applications to the cloud in an AWS Region of their choice live and without the need to refactor the applications. Read about how customers are leveraging VMware Cloud on AWS in this blog post, and achieving business outcomes such as reduction in architectural effort and migration costs.

Once in the cloud, they can start automating the underlying infrastructure operations with DevOps tooling, transforming these applications by leveraging modern frameworks such as Kubernetes and enriching them with native AWS cloud services. In a single infrastructure platform, customers can run composite applications that are a combination of virtual machines and containers, with access to native AWS services.

In our July blog post, we spoke about the new i3en.metal instance type, 2-host production cluster with i3.metal and many more, including powerful automation capabilities unlocked by vRealize Automation Cloud.

 

Let us now look at what’s new this time around:

We are very excited to share some of the new features and capabilities of VMware Cloud on AWS. In case you missed the VMworld session about ‘Accelerate Your Hybrid Cloud Journey with VMware Cloud on AWS, What’s New’, we have got it covered for you. Watch this on-demand session to learn more.

Introduction of VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery for an on-demand DR service:

We are very pleased to announce a new offering called VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery – this service will offer on-demand disaster recovery (DR) that will be delivered as an easy-to-use SaaS solution, with cloud economics. It will combine cost-efficient cloud storage with a simple SaaS-based management for IT resiliency at scale, and customers will benefit from a ‘pay when you need’ capacity model for DR resources.

  • On-demand: Instant power-on of VMs, pilot light capacity (optional), no VM format conversions, and rapid ransomware recovery experiments that will deliver a fast recovery experience.
  • Cloud economics: Cost-efficient cloud storage coupled with a ‘pay when you need’ capacity model for a lower total cost of ownership DR solution. Customers will be able to leverage efficient built-in failback as delta changes alone are transferred back to the production site.
  • Easy to use: Customers will also be able to use the same consistent, familiar VMware environment and management tools on the DR site, removing the need for new training or operational processes. A SaaS-based management experience will eliminate the need to deploy and lifecycle manage the DR software. Further, continuous DR health checks and built-in audit reports will deliver a simplified operational experience.

For more information about this service, please read this blog post.

The combination of VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery and our already available VMware Site Recovery in VMware’s DR portfolio will enable customers to leverage DR protection for a wide range of IT services, from important to critical to mission critical. VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery will be able to protect a very broad set of IT services in a cost-efficient manner, with fast recovery capabilities. VMware Site Recovery can protect mission critical IT services that require lower RPO.

Enhancements to VMware Site Recovery:

VMware Site Recovery simplifies traditional DR and delivers a high-performance service. The service automates workload recovery in a DR event between on-premises data centers and VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as between different instances of VMware Cloud on AWS. Built on top of enterprise-grade DR tools (VMware Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Replication) and global cloud infrastructure (AWS), the service provides an end-to-end disaster recovery solution that is quick to deploy and leverages existing know-how. New enhancements will include:

  • Monthly billing payment option for VMware Site Recovery 1- and 3-year subscriptions: Customers will be able to leverage monthly billing payment option for a 1 – and 3-year subscription option for additional payment flexibility. This will only be applicable for eligible direct purchases from VMware using the payment by invoice method and purchases via Managed Service Providers that are part of the VMware Cloud Provider Program. It will not be available via resellers. Customers are advised to contact their VMware sales or VMware Cloud Provider partner representative for eligibility.

 

Introduction of vSAN compression for Amazon EC2 i3en.metal for VMware Cloud on AWS:

VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC clusters based on i3en.metal instance type are optimized for data-intensive workloads requiring high random I/O access such as relational databases and workloads that require end to end security. Based on 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, these new instances deliver >4x the raw storage capacity at roughly half the cost per GB of storage per host of current offerings on average. With this release, vSAN compression is enabled to improve the usable capacity – mileage will vary depending on the workload requirements. The new “Compression only” feature will enable customers to take advantage of space efficiency techniques while minimizing the tradeoff with performance that is typically associated with these techniques.  Using the “compression only” option will also reduce a failure domain in comparison to clusters running deduplication and compression, as a failed capacity device in a cluster using the “compression only” feature will affect just the discrete device, and not the entire disk group.   This new feature will also help improve space efficiency, but with minimal overhead and operational changes when compared to a cluster not running any form of cluster-based space efficiency.

 

Ability to deploy select Microsoft Software from VMware:

In accordance with Microsoft’s October 1, 2019 licensing changes, (described in this earlier blog), VMware now supplies Windows Server and Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise licenses for use on VMware Cloud on AWS when customers are not able to migrate their existing licenses using BYOL or license mobility.  Customers can select from pre-packaged OVA instances, ISO binaries to create their own instances, or import their own customized images for use on VMware Cloud on AWS. Once licensed, customers can deploy unlimited number of instances on a cluster by cluster basis. The licenses are:

  • Offered per host for all hosts in the cluster
  • Offered on-demand and metered on a calendar month basis
  • Once licensed, end-user can deploy an unlimited number of suitable VMs with Windows Server and/or SQL Server
  • Maintenance or remediation hosts are not charged
  • Offered either as a pre-packaged OVF, Microsoft ISOs to allow you to build you own, or ability to import their own images for use on VMware Cloud on AWS

 

Updates on VMware Cloud Director

VMware Cloud Director service makes VMware Cloud on AWS more accessible to a wider set of customers by allowing customers of all sizes to enjoy agile cloud expansion with consistent hybrid cloud operations and broad application portfolio capability. VMware Cloud Director service enables cloud providers to deliver proven better secured, multi-tenant custom sized infrastructure, marketplace applications and Kubernetes cluster services into VMware Cloud on AWS virtual data center resources. This cloud-based solution helps cloud providers grow their customer base, accelerate business expansion and increase business agility. VMware Cloud Director service is available in North America today and is expected to be available in EMEA (Frankfurt) and APJ (Tokyo) in VMware’s Q3’FY21.

Ability to run and manage Kubernetes clusters at scale with VMware Tanzu Standard


VMware Tanzu portfolio
 supports VMware Cloud on AWS, delivering enterprise-ready Kubernetes runtime with unified management of all your Kubernetes clusters across environments. VMware Tanzu Standard edition, announced on September 15th, simplify operations of Kubernetes for VMware Cloud, centralizing management and governance for multiple clusters and teams across on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS. With Tanzu Standard,  customers will get an open-source aligned, VMware supported Kubernetes runtime for deploying on your VMware Cloud on AWS environment, with the power to centrally, consistently and efficiently manage access, security policies and data protection of all conformant Kubernetes clusters running on VMware Cloud on AWS, leveraging the global SaaS control plane included in the Tanzu Standard edition.

 

Key Benefits include:

Open-source Aligned Kubernetes runtime on VMware Cloud on AWS.

  • Enterprise-grade Kubernetes with reintegrated and validated components and easy day 1 and day 2 operations
  • Open-source aligned Kubernetes runtime enables application portability across different environments

 

Consistent management of Kubernetes clusters at scale:

  • Gain global visibility across Kubernetes clusters and workloads running on VMware Cloud on AWS for quickly identifying and troubleshooting issues
  • Centrally manage Kubernetes clusters efficiently on VMware Cloud on AWS by applying consistent policies for security and compliance
  • Back-up and restore your Kubernetes clusters and namespaces centrally using built-in Velero via the global control plane.

 

Developer and operator friendly:

  • Enable developers with easy access to Kubernetes resources for deploying and running applications
  • Provide operators with a single control point to efficiently and more securely manage Kubernetes infrastructure and applications on VMware Cloud on AWS

 

Flexibility and choice:

  • Any CNCF-conformant clusters running on VMware Cloud on AWS can be managed centrally
  • Customers will also be able to attach their Kubernetes clusters runningacross SDDCs on VMware Cloud on AWS to be managed together to eliminate operational silos

 

Migration improvements with VMware HCX:

VMware HCX is an application mobility platform designed for simplifying application migration, workload rebalancing and business continuity across datacenters and cloud environments. Key new capabilities for VMware Cloud on AWS will include, at no additional cost:

  • VMware HCX Mobility Optimized Networking: For virtual machines migrated using VMware HCX from a source location to VMware Cloud on AWS, this capability will enable the cloud-side VMs on the HCX extended network to route traffic optimally through the cloud-side first-hop gateway instead of being routed through the source environment router. This may help avoid a hairpin or a trombone effect. Policy routes will allow control over which traffic is routed locally using the cloud gateway versus traffic that goes out through the source gateway. For more information, please refer to the documentation here.
  • VMware HCX Mobility Groups and integration with VMware vRealize Network Insight: Mobility groups will enable customers to structure their migration waves based on their business requirements. It will support assembling one or more virtual machines into logical sets, for execution and monitoring of migrations as a group. With Mobility Groups, combined with the integration of HCX with vRealize Network Insight, customers will have the flexibility to manage migrations for sets of virtual machines by application, network, pod, or other aspects of the customer’s environment. For more information, please refer to the documentation here.
  • VMware HCX Replication Assisted vMotion: This capability will use the HCX Interconnect appliance along with replication and vMotion technologies to provide large scale, parallel live migrations, with the ability to specify a switchover window. Once a set of VMs is selected for migration, VMware HCX would do the initial syncing, and would continue to replicate the delta changes until the switchover window is reached. In addition, multiple VMs will be replicated simultaneously. When the replication phase reaches the switchover window, a delta vMotion cycle will be initiated to do a quick, live switchover which will happen serially. With this capability, migrations will be more resilient to latency and varied network and service conditions during the initial sync and continuous replication sync. Further, large chunks of data synchronization will also allow for smaller delta vMotion cycles, paving way for large numbers of VMs switching over in a maintenance window. Note that migrating VMs with this capability will be supported for vSphere 5.1 at the source site. For more information, please refer to the documentation here

 

Compliance certifications and assets:

VMware continuously monitors existing and emerging security standards and requirements and integrates applicable requirements into our cloud service compliance programs. VMware Cloud on AWS has achieved ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, SOC 2 global certifications. In addition, to help customers comply with HIPAA, VMware offers a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) to all interested customers. Here is a quick update on our compliance listings:

 

G– Cloud 12 (UK)

  • G-Cloud is a framework agreement published by the UK Crown Commercial Service (a government body responsible for managing the procurement policy and processes for public sector entities in the UK). It is an online catalogue of cloud computing services, including hosting, software and cloud support that UK public sector bodies can use to purchase any cloud services.
  • VMware Cloud on AWS is listed on the G-Cloud digital marketplace. Customers wishing the purchase cloud services can find us on the digital market place at VMware Cloud on AWS G-Cloud Listing
  • The portal includes detailed overview of our service, support, relevant pricing documents, terms and conditions and sales contacts.

 

Cyber Essentials Plus (UK)

  • Cyber Essentials is a UK Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organizations protect themselves against common cyber threats. It provides a set of controls that enable organizations to demonstrate their commitment towards cyber security and protecting internal and customer data.
  • Cyber Essentials mandates a set of technical and governance controls and the related assurance process. Cyber Essentials Plus requires a hands-on technical assessment by auditors authorized by UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
  • VMware already holds the Cyber Essentials certification and has also achieved the <<Cyber Essentials Plus certification Covering a range of VMware Global Cloud services.
  • VMware has also published a whitepaper on the 14 Cloud Security Principles prescribed by the UK National Cyber Security Center. The whitepaper enables customers to understand how VMware Cloud on AWS addresses key cloud security requirements mandated by the UK National Cyber Security Center. This whitepaper is available upon request under NDA.

 

OSPAR Whitepaper (Singapore)

  • In Singapore, the Association of Banks (ABS) have established a set of guidelines and control procedures that outsourced service providers should meet when servicing a financial institution based in Singapore. These are called Outsourced Service Providers Audit Report (OSPAR) guidelines.
  • By complying with the Guidelines, outsourced service providers can help the financial institutions confirm that their controls are designed and operating effectively to meet the control objectives that are relevant in the provision of the outsourced services.
  • VMware has published a comprehensive whitepaper supported by a detailed mapping of our controls and security procedures against the OSPAR requirements. Customers wishing to migrate workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS can use our whitepaper and mapping to assess how we address the relevant security and compliance risks and enable them to seamlessly migrate workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS.

 

Optimizations in scale, resource usage and management:

  • SDDC Groups: SDDC Groups provide customers with the ability to logically organize a set of SDDCs to simplify management at scale, as customers deploy tens or hundreds of SDDCs within VMware Cloud on AWS. With an SDDC group, customers can manage multiple SDDCs as a single logical entity. In this release, SDDC Groups will enable connectivity by leveraging VMware Transit Connect and also enable linkage of vCenter Servers for the SDDCs within the group.
  • Linking VMware vCenter instances with SDDC Group: With SDDC Groups, customers will also be able to link their vCenter server instances for the SDDCs within a group to be able to manage all their VMware Cloud on AWS resources collectively from within a single vSphere user interface. Customers will now be able to search and perform VM operations across the entire inventory and also be able to perform clone and cold migration between the vCenter instances. Additionally, customers can share custom information such as tags that are created in one VMware vCenter across any of the grouped SDDCs for increased operational simplicity.
  • VMware Transit ConnectTM: VMware Transit Connect will deliver a VMware-managed, easy-to-use, scalable and performant Layer 3 connectivity solution between VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs that are designated within an SDDC group leveraging AWS Transit Gateway. It will enable connectivity between an SDDC group and multiple customer-owned Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs). In addition, this solution will also enable connectivity between an SDDC group and multiple on-premises environments via an AWS Direct Connect Gateway. This turn-key capability will unlock several benefits for customers including:
    • VMware-managed: Eliminate the worry of self-deploying and managing complex configurations to establish a connectivity fabric across VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs, AWS VPCs and on-premises environments.
    • Operationally simple with automated provisioning and controls: Easily enable connectivity across environments directly from the VMware Cloud on AWS console leveraging SDDC groups. Further, adding a network to an SDDC group automatically set ups all the necessary routing policy configuration to enable desired connectivity, transparent to the user.
    • Scalable design: The connectivity model automatically linearly scales up/down easily as new VMware Cloud on AWS SDDCs, native VPCs, and data centers are added or removed from the group, providing users with flexibility.
    • High-bandwidth, low latency and resilient connectivity solution: The solution is based on highly available AWS service – AWS Transit Gateway. For more information, please read this blog post here.
  • Multi-edge SDDC support: This capability enables customers to add network capacity for north-south network traffic to/from a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC. It helps linearly scale SDDC bandwidth by deploying multiple edge VMs for communications over VMware Transit Connect or with a connected AWS VPC. It enables customers to selectively steer traffic sets over specific edge VMs using Traffic Groups.
  • Space reclamation with VMware vSAN Trim/Unmap: This feature will enable VMware Cloud on AWS deployments to be more space efficient by automatically reclaiming used space that is no longer needed. It will allow the guest OS to issue trim/unmap commands so that VMware vSAN can remove and reclaim unused blocks automatically, benefiting thin-provisioned VMDKs.

 

Enhancements to the VMware vRealize Cloud management services for VMware Cloud on AWS

Our vRealize Cloud Management services have also continued to innovate and deliver capabilities to help VMware Cloud on AWS customers manage their environments in a unified manner. To begin with, we are introducing VMware vRealize® Cloud Universal™, a cloud management suite that combines on-premises and SaaS management into one license to help accelerate our customers’ business transition to the cloud. It gives customers the flexibility to deploy on-premises or SaaS, interchangeably, without the need to repurchase, for a consistent hybrid cloud management experience. In vRealize Cloud Universal, customers get vRealize Automation Cloud, vRealize Operations Cloud, and vRealize Log Insight Cloud and additional features exclusive to vRealize Cloud Universal. For more information click here.

 

Let us take a close look at the highlights planned for the key vRealize services.

VMware vRealize Automation Cloud provides self-service IaaS consumption with governance for VMware Cloud on AWS. With vRealize Automation Cloud, customers can reduce the complexity of their IT environment, streamline IT processes and deliver a DevOps-ready automation platform. It enables automated workload provisioning by setting up a self-service infrastructure for developers and managing it with governance policies for better insight and control. It also delivers Infrastructure as Code-based automation for provisioning and management of SDDCs on VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud Templates (VCTs) created in vRealize Automation Cloud are written declaratively in YAML. Customers can automate SDDCs, virtual machines, networking, and other infrastructure components through VCTs, serverless functions (ABX) and other integrations. With GitLab and GitHub integration, blueprints and other automation scripts can be versioned and stored in a source code repository. New enhancements include:

  • VMware Cloud Templates for Infrastructure-as-Code on VMware Cloud on AWS: Use VMware Cloud Templates Infrastructure-as-Code to define and deploy high abstraction, readily consumable workload topologies based on VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure.
  • VMware Cloud on AWS as-a-service with Terraform Service in vRealize Automation Cloud: Setup and consume VMware Cloud on AWS environments with consistent policies and consumption interface with the new Terraform Service in vRealize Automation Cloud. VMware Cloud on AWS configurations based on the respective Terraform provider can be ingested as VMware Cloud Template resource types, shared in the self-service catalog with appropriate controls and consumed on-demand by end-users.
  • Approvals Policies: Gate provisioning and post-provisioning (Day 2) actions for critical workloads and enable proper resource allocation in your VMware Cloud for AWS environment with approval policies. Approvals are critical to allow the right level of control for your cloud organization and can be triggered based on granular, resource-level criteria. In this release, we have expanded approvals for Day 2 actions on any catalog item including native VMware Cloud Templates for VMware Cloud on AWS, imported OVAs or Code Stream pipelines.
  • Pricing for VMware Cloud on AWS: Acquire upfront pricing for new VMware Cloud on AWS deployments and track costs for existing ones by applying vRealize Operations Cloud-based rate cards.
  • Custom Role Based Access Control (RBAC): Define tailored roles to manage, consume or view-only your VMware Cloud on AWS environment, to adapt to your organization’s specific needs

 

VMware vRealize Orchestrator support for VMware Cloud on AWS: VMware vRealize Orchestrator is a modern workflow automation platform that improves IT agility and reduces operational risk by automating the execution of manual IT tasks and processes. With vRealize Orchestrator, IT/Cloud Admins and DevOps Admins can design and develop workflows that can extend to any system via API, enabling custom integrations across third party tools, infrastructure and applications. Customers will be able to install and operate vRealize Orchestrator within VMware Cloud on AWS environments via the vSphere plugin.

VMware vRealize Operations Cloud delivers self-driving operations management from apps to infrastructure to optimize, plan and scale VMware Cloud and HCI deployments while unifying public cloud monitoring.  Powered by AI and predictive analytics, it helps IT run production operations hands-off and hassle-free with a unified operations platform, delivering closed-loop continuous performance optimization based on operational and business intent.  With the latest vRealize Operations Cloud release, customers will be able to unlock new features for better monitoring and visibility that include:

  • New OOTB Dashboards to cover 7 key operational use cases: availability, performance, compliance, capacity, cost, configuration and inventory
  • Near real-time monitoring at a 20 second granularity for better observability
  • Packets Per Second metrics to enable monitoring of virtual machine network capacity usage
  • Enhanced network relationships and metrics to monitor the health of NSX-T network components and correlate them with infrastructure issues
  • Rate based pricing to enable chargeback use cases for VMware Cloud on AWS VMs
  • Support for automatic Kubernetes cluster discovery with VMware Tanzu and OpenShift support
  • vRealize Operations Management Pack for Horizon to monitor the health and performance of Horizon VDI desktops and apps
  • APM tool integration (AppDynamics, Datadog, Dynatrace, NewRelic) for observing the application performance, availability, and user experience of software applications

 

VMware vRealize Log Insight Cloud delivers centralized log management, deep operational visibility, and intelligent analytics across your VMware SDDC software stack running in VMware Cloud on AWS.  With accelerated IT troubleshooting and better security across your private cloud and VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure, every VMware Cloud on AWS purchase includes specific vRealize Log Insight Cloud features focused on audit and diagnostic capabilities with ability to upgrade to the full product for intuitive, actionable dashboards, sophisticated analytics and broad third-party extensibility. New capabilities for vRealize Log Insight Cloud include:

  • Refreshed customizable user experience: Ability to drag and drop queries or widgets to build custom views of dashboard workbench
  • Increased ease of use:
    • 1-click integration for visibility and troubleshooting of logs with the ability to launch Log Insight Cloud directly from VMware Cloud on AWS activity log tab
    • New dashboard management action pane that enables users to search for logs/sources based on native, custom filtering and tagging strings
    • URL-based dashboard-sharing for increased collaboration across teams
  • More insight: Extensibility into OpenShift, and AWS logs

 

For more information, please read this blog post.

vRealize Network Insight Cloud enhancements for VMware Cloud on AWS customers: vRealize® Network InsightTM Cloud is a solution for end-to-end network visibility, troubleshooting, and predictive analytics that enables application migrations, optimizes network performance with troubleshooting capabilities, and confidently manages the scaling VMware Cloud on AWS deployments. For more details on what’s new with vRealize Network Insight, read this blog.

  • HCX Stretched L2 VLAN In VMware Cloud on AWS Support: vRealize Network Insight Cloud provides VM flow visibility of stretched L2 VLAN HCX connections between VMware Cloud SDDC across multiple customer data centers. This new capability gives visibility of applications that use data center interconnect or L2 extension connections across different data centers.  This now correlates the L2 extension view from VMware Cloud to other locations, without this feature, the correlation across these L2 extension was not available
  • Application Migration to VMware Cloud on AWS made easier: Transition discovered applications from vRealize Network Insight to HCX to VMware Cloud on AWS with ease.  Learn how from this blog
  • Latency Flow Round Trip Time (RTT) and Receive and Transmit metrics in VMware Cloud on AWS: VMware Cloud on AWS users can now see Flow Round Trip Time (RTT) latency, receive and transmit count with their VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC in flow metrics. VMware Cloud on AWS customers can now easily see abnormal and normal flow categories in the vRealize Network Insight dashboards
  • Faster API metrics for VMware Cloud on AWS: VMware Cloud on AWS customers will now be able to utilize APIs to fetch metrics and data from vRealize Network Insight at a 5-minute interval rate (previously was 30 minutes) to better monitor and troubleshoot their VMware Cloud on AWS environment
  • Managed Service Provider Support using vRealize Network Insight Cloud for visibility of VMware Cloud on AWS environments: This new opportunity will allow Service Providers and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to offer network, application, and security visibility as a service for VMware Cloud visibility. This offering is available via VMware Cloud Provider Hub.
  • Importing Firewalls Rules into VMware Cloud on AWS to increase security with micro-segmentation is now easier using vRealize Network Insight Cloud and an available script on GitHub. Read the blog for details and view the video.

 

 

 

Availability

To view the latest status of features for VMware Cloud on AWS, visit: https://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws/roadmap. Refer to the release notes VMware Cloud on AWS release notes for updates.

The following capabilities are available today: Ability to deploy and consume select Microsoft software from VMware; vRealize Automation Cloud: new capabilities mentioned above; vRealize Log Insight Cloud capabilities; vSAN compression for VMware Cloud on AWS clusters running on i3en.metal instances; SDDC Groups; VMware Transit Connect; Multi-edge SDDC support, UK – Cyber Essentials Plus certification

The following capabilities/offerings are expected to be available in VMware’s Q3’Fiscal Year 2021: VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery; VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Standard; VMware HCX: Replication-assisted vMotion, Mobility Optimized Networking, Mobility Groups; Linking vCenter server instances for SDDCs within an SDDC Group; VMware vRealize Orchestrator support for VMware Cloud on AWS; vRealize Operations Cloud capabilities mentioned above; vRealize Network Insight capabilities mentioned above; VMware Cloud Director availability in EMEA (Frankfurt) and APJ (Tokyo).

The following capabilities are in Preview: Monthly billing payment option for VMware Site Recovery 1- and 3-year subscriptions; Space reclamation with vSAN Trim/Unmap. Note that there is no commitment or obligation that items in ‘Preview’ status will become ‘Available’ And features in Preview may not be available to all applicable customers or in all AWS Regions. The information in this blog post is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract.

Resources

For other information related to VMware Cloud on AWS, here are some more learning resources for you:

 

About the Authors

Sai Gopalan

Product Line Marketing Manager at VMware

Sai Gopalan is a Product Line Marketing Manager in the Cloud Platform Product Marketing team, focused on VMware Cloud on AWS. Sai is an enthusiastic marketer who has driven several product launches at VMware, working through the facets of technology product marketing - messaging, positioning, pricing, sales enablement, go-to-market strategy and execution. Most recently, he led the partnership and release launches of VMware Cloud on AWS. He completed his MBA from University of Michigan in 2013 with High Distinction and prior to that spent 6 years in consulting with McKinsey and Accenture in Singapore. He also holds a degree in Computer Engineering from NTU, Singapore

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