VMware Cloud on AWS more widely available through partner network sales

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware are making their jointly developed VMware Cloud on AWS service more widely available by opening it up to Amazon’s partner network. The service is also made available through AWS’ own sales team.

Customers can now purchase VMware Cloud on AWS directly from AWS and companies in the AWS Partner Network (APN) that are certified under the Solution Provider Program, reports Silicon Angle. Previously, the service could only be purchased via VMware.

Sandy Carter, vice president of AWS Enterprise Workloads, states that one of the benefits of purchasing through APN partners is that customers can take advantage of promotional programs such as the company’s Migration Acceleration Program. “We’ve taken our collaboration to a new level,” says Carter.

Amazon also announced that it is launching a new partner enablement track for VMware Cloud on AWS. The idea is that Amazon partners will be helped to build expertise in supporting customer projects that rely on the service.

VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS is a hybrid cloud service that runs on VMware’s software-defined data center stack in the AWS public cloud. AWS provides the elastic, bare-metal infrastructure on which VMware positions its SDDC stack. This stack includes NSX, vSphere and vSAN.

The service supports all kinds of workloads and use cases, including SQL Server migrations, Oracle migrations and SAP workloads. One of the biggest advantages is that workloads can request more capacity when needed, and use less resources when it’s quieter.

VMware Cloud on AWS has been available in Europe through VMware since March last year. It concerns specifically the AWS region in London. VMware thus realized the first major expansion for the cloud service since it was launched in 2017.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.