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VMware and AWS will further expand their collaboration for the well-known hybrid cloud service by adding joint solutions within data center locations. The virtualisation specialist has also provided applications with extra possibilities, which means that applications and virtual desktop environments can be better secured and protected.

Both parties indicate that the availability of the VMware Cloud on AWS application is now also being rolled out in several new regional data centres in Europe and in the United States. VMware Cloud on AWS makes the virtualization specialist’s hybrid Software Defined Data Center technology suitable for use within the AWS cloud infrastructure.

Among other things, the application ensures that end users have a consistent infrastructure and workflow from their on-premise data centers to the public cloud environment. This allows them to easily migrate their workloads to the cloud, scale them up on demand and apply various new application strategies.

Improvements to VMware Cloud on AWS

At the same time, VMware has also made some improvements to the VMware Cloud on AWS Cloud environment. The Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) has been updated. It enables end users to better protect large-scale and storage-intensive workloads and reduce the costs and complexity previously required to ensure business continuity of business-critical applications.

Another update is for the VMware Site Recovery section. It now allows end users to take advantage of automated orchestration, failover and failback capabilities, among other things. It should also lead to cost reduction, faster protection and improved flexibility for end-users.

In addition, other updates have been implemented to minimise operational costs, including detailed cloud pricing on demand. In addition, the virtualisation specialist is working with sister company Dell EMC to make VxRail HCI solutions suitable for VMware Site Recocery. End users can then more easily bring on-demand workloads of their VxRail solutions to the AWS cloud environment faster, test and failover.

Easier integration of virtual desktops and applications into hybrid cloud

Due to the increased collaboration with AWS, VMware has also made improvements to its Horizon 7 for VMware Cloud on AWS product. It allows end users to create a hassle-free integrated hybrid cloud environment for all their virtual desktops and applications.

The application now supports Instant Clones for just-in-time provisioning of virtual desktops. Advantages include that the spin-up of virtual desktops takes only 1-2 seconds per desktop on average, and the storage capacity is also reduced by 80 percent.

Horizon 7 is now also integrated with the Horizon Cloud Service. This integration provides unified visibility, health monitoring, and help desk services for Horizon 7 deployments across both VMware Cloud on AWS and on-premise infrastructure.

In-product support added

Finally, VMware has expanded its technical support for VMware Cloud on AWS with in-product support. End-users can now access support channels and resources, such as chat channels, support request management, community support and intelligent search, directly from their VMware environment.

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