VMware recently released VMware Cloud on AWS and GreenPages is proud to announce a partnership with VMware to provide this service to clients.
Developed jointly by the two tech giants, VMware Cloud on AWS is an integrated cloud offering delivering a highly scalable, secure, and innovative service that allows organizations to migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud running on Amazon’s bare metal infrastructure. VMware Cloud on AWS is ideal for enterprise IT infrastructure and operations organizations looking to migrate their on-premises vSphere-based workloads to the public cloud, consolidate and extend their data center capacities, and modernize their disaster recovery solutions.
Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation VMware Cloud on AWS provides the ability to run VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) software on the AWS Cloud, including VMware vSphere, vSAN, NSX, and vCenter. With this service, IT teams can manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools. VMware Cloud on AWS delivers an infrastructure that is consistent and interoperable with your on-premises infrastructure, providing you the best environment to run hybrid vSphere workloads. Because the service runs on dedicated bare-metal AWS infrastructure, you can benefit from the scale, flexibility, and security of the AWS Cloud. In addition, the service provides secure, seamless, and high bandwidth connectivity to the broad range of AWS services to enhance and expand the value of applications you deploy to the VMware Cloud on AWS service.
There are several great important benefits of using VMware Cloud on AWS. First, it provides interoperable infrastructure and services between VMware-based datacenters to the cloud, which minimizes the complexity and risks of managing diverse environments. Basically, it allows you to take advantage of both VMware’s and AWS great tools. From an ROI standpoint, VMware Cloud on AWS helps reduce cost by allowing organizations to optimize the costs of operating a seamless hybrid IT environment. With this service there is no hardware to deploy in your on-premises environment and no need to rewrite or modify applications to shift to a hybrid cloud model. You can use VMware’s management and policy tools across both on-premises and the VMware Cloud on AWS, so you have a unified experience.
From a security perspective, VMware Cloud on AWS is designed with multiple layers of protection. The service inherits all of the physical and network protections of the AWS infrastructure as well as the security capabilities built into vSphere, vSAN and NSX. All data transmitted between the customer site and the service can be encrypted via VPN and all data between the VMware Cloud on AWS and the customer SDDCs is also encrypted providing a secure environment. Plus, VMware Cloud on AWS is consistently monitored and regularly tested for security vulnerabilities allowing customers to have peace of mind when using this service.
Within GreenPages’ own HCDC practice, we have certified Implementation Experts for both Data Center (VCIX-DCV) and AWS Solutions Architect Professional (AWS-SAP), which is a great marriage of knowledge pertaining to VMware Cloud on AWS. If you have general questions on VMware Cloud on AWS or want to learn more about how our experts can assist you in understanding the service and how it can fit into your environment, then please feel free to reach out to your GreenPages resource for next steps!
By Rob O'Shaughnessy, Director of Software Sales & Renewals