VMware launched several updates for VMware Cloud on AWS. Solutions for disaster recovery and Kubernetes were renewed.
The first range of updates applies to disaster recovery. The capacity of VMware’s disaster recovery solution for AWS doubled from 2,500 virtual machines (VMs) to 6,000 VMs per cloud region. Users with 2500 to 6000 VMs no longer need to distribute over multiple VMware Cloud on AWS regions.
Furthermore, the Site Recovery service was improved. The service automates the migration of workloads between on-premises, VMware Cloud and AWS environments. Updates include support for cross-cloud recovery, replication of workloads between AWS and Microsoft Azure and functionality for VM backups.
On the Kubernetes front, VMware Tanzu was enhanced with a new user interface (UI). The UI should simplify the deployment and networking of high-availability Kubernetes clusters. Furthermore, Kubernetes 1.22 is now supported while 1.19 was removed. Clusters based on Kubernetes 1.19 will automatically be upgraded to 1.20.
In terms of automation, the VMware vRealize data center management platform gained new tooling for deploying services on VMware Cloud on AWS. Users can now activate the trial version of the Automation Cloud service from the VMware Cloud dashboard. VMware also announced VMware Cloud on AWS was extended to the Hong Kong cloud region. The number of available regions grows to 21.