VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center software to the AWS Cloud, enabling customers to run production applications across VMware vSphere®-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. VMware Cloud on AWS integrates VMware’s flagship compute, storage, and network virtualization products (vSphere, vSAN, and NSX) along with vCenter management, and optimizes it to run on elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure.
VMware Cloud on AWS is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation™, the unified VMware SDDC platform that integrates VMware vSphere®, VMware Virtual SAN™ and VMware NSX™ virtualization technologies. This service is optimized to run on dedicated, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure and is delivered, sold and supported by VMware and its partners. The service provides access to the broad range of AWS services, together with the functionality, elasticity, and security customers have come to expect from the AWS Cloud. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools - all without the hassles of learning new skills or utilizing new tools. Some of the main use cases for using VMware Cloud on AWS in customer’s cloud strategy are: