VMware and Amazon have announced a new partnership where VMware customers will be able to extend their Private Cloud environment onto Amazon worldwide network of Datacentres. Promoting a seamless integration and lifecycle operation creating a Hybrid Cloud environment.
This service will include all the enterprise tools you’re familiar with, including: vSphere, ESXi, VSAN and NSX. The hardware used by AWS is a closely guarded secret, but will comply with VMware’s requirements in order to allow such an integration. VMware with AWS will bring the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) stack to the AWS Cloud, delivered as an on-demand, subscription-based, elastically scalable offering. Some interesting use cases are: App Development, Testing, Disaster Recovery, Geo Expansion, Burst capacity and Data Center Migration.
VMware Cloud will run on the next-generation of ESX, it manages and operates the infrastructure of the VMware Cloud on AWS providing the full lifecycle of the product, being a Managed Service Provider for instance. Virtualisation administrators will have permissions on vCenter to perform administrative tasks.
At the moment AWS Cloud Global Infrastructure operates 35 Availability Zones within 13 geographic Regions around the world. With 12 more Availability Zones and 5 more Regions coming online throughout the next year.