AWS Notches Big Win with VMware Deal

A new partnership between long-time rivals Amazon Web Services (AWS), part of, and VMware could prove to be a major deal for enterprise hybrid cloud users as well as the competitive landscape that services them. Yesterday, the companies announced that they will be cooperating on a new hybrid service, dubbed VMware Cloud on AWS, designed to make it easier for enterprises to run VMware applications on data centers managed by AWS.

VMware said the strategic alliance will ?EU?deliver a seamlessly integrated hybrid offering that will give customers the full software-defined data center (SDDC) experience from the leader in the private cloud, running on the world?EU?s most popular, trusted, and robust public cloud.?EU?

Easier To Use AWS for Hybrid Cloud

The new service will allow customers to run applications across the VMware ecosystem in private, public, or hybrid cloud environments. VMware Cloud on AWS will be delivered, sold, and supported by VMware as an on-demand service that the company said will easily scale to allow existing VMware clients to use the software they already have to leverage AWS?EU? global footprint of services, including storage, databases, and analytics.

?EU?VMware Cloud on AWS offers our customers the best of both worlds,?EU? said Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware (pictured above), in a statement. ?EU?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.?EU?

The service should be a win for AWS customers who have been looking for an easy way to run some of their workloads in-house while using Amazon?EU?s services as a backup for tasks beyond the scope of their on-site infrastructure. It should also give Amazon a way to better sell its Web services as something that can be used as...

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