Ahead of the AWS Summit starting on May 15th in Mumbai, VMware has announced VMware Cloud on AWS is in early access in India today, with expected general availability by the end of May 2019. VMware Cloud on AWS will deliver a ubiquitous digital foundation to support customers’ and partners’ digital transformation. With the addition of the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region, VMware Cloud on AWS is now available in 14 regions globally.
VMware Cloud on AWS is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, the unified VMware SDDC platform that integrates VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN, VMware NSX and VMware HCX technologies and enables customers to run applications across vSphere-based private, public and hybrid cloud environments. Jointly engineered by VMware and AWS, this on-demand service runs on Amazon EC2 dedicated, elastic, bare-metal infrastructure, and provides optimized access to AWS services and robust disaster protection. The hybrid cloud service enables IT teams to seamlessly extend, migrate and manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools.
A broad range of global customers are already using VMware Cloud on AWS around the world, across industries such as transportation, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, oil and gas, government, education, professional services, and technology. Popular enterprise use cases include: cloud migration ranging from business-critical applications to entire data centers; data center extension to satisfy cyclical capacity, extend to new geographies, scale virtual desktops or enable new application development and testing; and Disaster Recovery (DR) to replace legacy solutions, implement a new DR strategy, or protect additional workloads in the context of their existing DR solutions. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can quickly derive business value from use of the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience.