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VMware Empowers AWS Customers with the Power of “AND”

Roger FortierDecember 1, 2021
VMware and AWS

We are officially in our third chapter as a company, but VMware’s mission remains the same: to deliver the trusted foundation to accelerate our customers’ innovation. We do this by providing the multi-cloud platform for all apps, enabling digital innovation and enterprise control.

Our path to becoming the “cloud Switzerland” of the industry is resonating with customers and partners, and the journey began with our AWS partnership. It’s through this partnership that the power of “AND” first emerged as a North Star for our strategy. Could customers gain the agility, flexibility, and cost benefits of public cloud AND have the control required of enterprise apps? Turns out they can.

Four years into the partnership and things continue to accelerate. VMware Cloud on AWS is available in 19 global regions. There are now more and different options for consuming VMware Cloud on AWS. And, we’ve delivered new services specifically targeting Local Cloud, Government Cloud, and Telco Cloud environments. Best of all, customers have the choice to buy these services direct from VMware, or AWS, or one of our resellers. And this is just for the customers looking for the fastest path to migrate and modernize Tier 1 vSphere-based enterprise apps. In this same time, VMware Cross-Cloud services have grown into a portfolio of services that enable customers to modernize, optimize, connect and protect their native AWS environments.

The power of "AND" will be on display this week at AWS re:Invent, where we’re continuing to advance key initiatives that support AWS customers. Take a listen to VMware President Sumit Dhawan outline our strategy and the AWS partnership, and catch up on what's new at VMware for AWS customers at the show.

VMware President Sumit Dhawan discusses the AWS partnership
VMware Cloud on AWS

When organizations talk about digital services, often the conversation turns to “born in the cloud” apps. However, Tier 1 enterprise applications residing on premises are often the life blood of an enterprise. Regardless of where an app was created, all apps benefit from modern infrastructure. This is what VMware Cloud on AWS delivers enterprise-class infrastructure combined with public cloud scale and economics, delivered as a service almost anywhere in the world. At re:Invent, we will showcase new innovations and consumption options, as well as continued expansion of the VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud service.

You can read about these advancements in this blog.

Matt Morgan, VP, Cloud Infrastructure Business Group, VMware
VMware Tanzu Powers Developers on AWS

With a vast ecosystem of cloud native technologies to choose from, developers and operators alike can be overwhelmed and overburdened as they grapple with every step from iterative coding to applications running in production. VMware Tanzu simplifies the cloud native journey, enabling customers to accelerate their cloud adoption and consumption by efficiently evolving apps and infrastructure from on-premises to AWS, to deliver value faster with a streamlined developer experience for Amazon EKS more efficiently and securely. At re:Invent, VMware Tanzu will release several key new product updates to help customers make the most of the public cloud.

Check out what’s new in this VMware Tanzu in this blog.

James Watters, CTO, Modern Apps at VMware

VMware Cloud for Telco

Cloud transformation has become a business imperative for Communication Service Providers eager to increase agility, build digital resilience, foster innovation, and deliver new 5G services. Operators are increasingly looking to multi-cloud environments, recognizing the benefit of having their public clouds integrate and work seamlessly with their on-premises infrastructure and taking advantage of their existing skillsets, tools and processes. VMware has simplified this process for our customers with VMware Cloud on AWS and our Telco Cloud Platform.

Read more about the VMware Telco Cloud Platform.

VMware Cross-Cloud Services in AWS Marketplace

VMware Cross-Cloud services offer distinct advantages to both IT operators and developers working in AWS. These advantages include accelerating application modernization, migrating workloads faster to the cloud, adopting a cloud operating model for their entire organization, and more securely and efficiently connecting a distributed workforce to cloud-based resources. VMware recently announced the company is making it easier for AWS customers to purchase and deploy VMware Cross-Cloud services to support their AWS environments. Our expanded presence in AWS Marketplace is another proof point of our focus on meeting customers where they are at by delivering value for the strategic cloud environment of their choice.

Read about VMware Cross-Cloud services in AWS Marketplace.

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