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VMware Cloud on AWS now available in AWS Marketplace

By Shannon Williams
Tue 15 Mar 2022

VMware Cloud on AWS can now be purchased by Amazon Web Services customers in AWS Marketplace, VMware has announced.

Through AWS Marketplace, VMware also offers flexible purchasing and consumption options to deploy and manage VMware Cloud on AWS, and complimentary solutions such as VMware vRealize Cloud Management and VMware Tanzu.

AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog that customers can use to find, buy, deploy, and manage third-party software, data, and services to build solutions and run their businesses. Organisations can now use their existing AWS Enterprise Discount Program agreements to consume VMware Cloud on AWS and other complementary VMware Cloud services to modernise their mission-critical enterprise apps on AWS.

VMware Cloud, which includes VMware cloud infrastructure and management, makes running enterprise vSphere apps in any cloud environment simpler and safer. Research shows VMware Cloud customers can achieve 300% faster Kubernetes deployment, 46% faster cloud migration, and 57% reduction in TCO. 

VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware's enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center software to the AWS Cloud. It enables customers to run production applications across VMware vSphere-based hybrid cloud environments, with optimised access to AWS. Jointly engineered by VMware and AWS, this on-demand service enables information technology teams to seamlessly extend, migrate, and manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools.

"Customers and partners alike are moving fast to transform their digital businesses," says Zia Yusuf, senior vice president, strategic ecosystem, and industry solutions at VMware. 

"Consuming services through a digital catalog like AWS Marketplace is critical to operating at cloud speed. By working with AWS, our preferred public cloud partner for vSphere-based workloads, were delivering on our promise to make purchasing and consuming VMware Cloud services as fast and simple as possible."

Stephen Orban, general manager, AWS Marketplace, and control services at AWS, adds, "The AWS and VMware relationship continues to deliver a fast, easy, and cost-effective path to the cloud while enabling customers to modernise applications. 

"This is why VMware Cloud on AWS is our preferred service for vSphere workloads," he says.

"With more than four years of joint engineering, were pleased that we can take our work to another level by making a broad set of VMware services available to our customers via AWS Marketplace."

Vinod Bagal, executive vice president cloud and ITO at DXC Technology, says, "DXC Technology helps global companies run their mission critical systems and operations while modernising IT, optimising data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds.

"Together, with decades of systems integration, managed services experience, and the proven enterprise-class VMware Cloud on AWS service, DXC drives innovation and delivers cost efficiencies through a Cloud Right strategy for customers," he says.

"As an AWS Strategic Global Systems Integrator and Premier Consulting Partner, DXC was the first to launch a multi-tenant cloud using VMware on AWS in Australia, better accommodating VMware estates of all sizes.

"VMware's availability on AWS Marketplace will help us extend this innovative capability to our customers globally."

Customers Globally Modernise with VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS continues to attract large interest from customers globally. A broad range of organisations of all sizes and across all industries including healthcare, media and entertainment, transportation, financial services, manufacturing, oil and gas, government, education, professional services, and technology are customers of the service.

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