VMware announces new solutions for AWS Outposts
New solutions will run on AWS outposts to offer hybrid cloud solutions
VMware has previewed two new offerings which will allow customers to access AWS services using new AWS Outposts.
VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts and VMware Cloud Foundation for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) will run on AWS Outposts, enabling customers to build and deploy in customer data centres in an ‘as-a-service' model with rich, enterprise-class capabilities.
Both solutions will leverage AWS Outposts, new fully-managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with Amazon Web Services (AWS) hardware that allow customers to run compute and storage on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to the rest of AWS's broad array of services in the cloud. Together these offerings will enable customers with a consistent infrastructure and operational experience across all VMware and AWS cloud environments.
"VMware's vision is to provide customers with consistency of infrastructure, operations and developer experience, enabling them to build and run any application wherever the business requires. This empowers them to maximize the value of their IT investments and achieve better business outcomes," said Mark Lohmeyer, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware. "As part of our broader hybrid cloud strategy to deliver Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) infrastructure as an end-to-end service across the data centre, cloud, and the edge, on industry-leading hardware, we are pleased to extend our collaboration with AWS and the value we can deliver our joint customers."
"VMware Cloud on AWS has seen great momentum since we introduced it together in 2017, and this marks another step forward in our collaboration to enable customers to run VMware Cloud on AWS locally on AWS Outposts," said Sandy Carter, vice president, EC2 Enterprise Workloads, Amazon Web Services.
"Customers have been telling us that they want an extension of their VMware Cloud on AWS environments on-premises, using the same hardware, the same interfaces, the same APIs, and the same instant access to the latest AWS capabilities the minute they become available, without having to manage hardware or software. With AWS Outposts, we are delivering a seamless, integrated hybrid experience."
Both VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts and VMware Cloud Foundation for EC2 are expected to be available in 2H calendar year 2019.