The partnership between VMware and AWS is expanding! You probably have already heard about VMware Cloud on AWS. This is a service offering that lets you run VMware vSphere on Amazon bare metal. You can run this as a stand-alone environment or make it an extension of your on-premises datacenter.
VMware and Amazon made some announcements this week that expanded upon that offering.
VMware Site Recovery
VMware Site Recovery is a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offering that can help accelerate and simplify your DR processes. The major use cases for this are:
- Protect your on-premises applications and data with failover to VMware Cloud on AWS
- Provide that same protection for your VMware Cloud on AWS instance back to your on-premises infrastructure
- Provide protection between AWS region’s or Availability zones for your VMware Cloud on AWS instance
- Migration – if you are looking to take those on-premises workloads and move them to the cloud, this would be a very painless way to go
Your cloud in more places – AWS Region Expansion
VMW on AWS is now available in an additional region – Initially this offering was only located in the U.S. West region (Oregon). It was announced on Wednesday that VMware Cloud on AWS is now also available in the U.S. East region (Northern Virginia).
There has certainly been a lot of interest in using AWS to host VMware infrastructure. This expansion is very timely and will certainly help customers on the east cost of the U.S.!