Written by Brad Maher on December 21, 2016
As some of you may or may not have seen, VMware has announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). If you didn’t see the press release you can find it here. More details are emerging related to the actual technical capabilities of this solution. They are really shaping up to be something pretty great.
Obviously AWS is the leading provider of public cloud. I don’t think it’s any secret that VMware is looking to take advantage of that fact. Being the leader in the private cloud space, partnering with the leader in public cloud actually makes a lot of sense. Of course you have to question what will happen to vCloud Air if this partnership takes off. They are stacking the VMware virtualization offerings on top of AWS.
VMware has since published a blog about some of the features and there are some really great capabilities here. See the blog here.
I pulled out, what I thought were, the most interesting ones
This appears to be the best of both worlds. If you are committed to using VMware for your private cloud and you are adopting a hypbrid cloud solution, you’ll have the capabilities of VMware but the elastic and on demand features of AWS. Features like NSX and vRA may be available options here too. In my opionion this is a good move for VMware and AWS. VMware is owning the sales and support of this environment so be sure to work with your partner on getting connected to this.
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