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VMware expands hybrid cloud service with AWS to Asia-Pacific region

VMware expands hybrid cloud service with AWS to Asia-Pacific region
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Cloud services provider VMware, owned by Dell Technologies, has now made VMware Cloud on AWS, an integrated offering with Amazon Web Services, available in the Asia-Pacific (Sydney) region, the company announced at its annual conference ‘VMWorld 2018’ in Las Vegas.

The hybrid cloud service allows enterprises running VMware’s vSphere-based environments to migrate and extend to the AWS Cloud platform. VMware Cloud on AWS is delivered, sold and supported globally by VMware and its partners and is available in AWS regions such as the US (west and east), London and Frankfurt, the firm’s website states.

Besides making the service available in the APAC region, VMware has also introduced new enhanced capabilities where organisations can rapidly migrate applications and data centres to its cloud service, a company statement said.

“VMware Cloud on AWS provides a fast and cost-effective way to migrate mission-critical applications, or even entire data centres, to the cloud. Once in the cloud, we provide the industry-leading Software-Defined Data Center capabilities of VMware, coupled with the elasticity, breadth, and depth of AWS infrastructure and services, making it the ideal platform for modern applications,” Mark Lohmeyer, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware, said in the statement.

As part of its latest hybrid cloud offering, VMware is offering a slew of updates, including reducing the entry price for VMware Cloud on AWS by 50% and allowing customers to live migrate thousands of virtual machines to a new cloud environment, to name a few.

The cloud computing firm first introduced its VMware Cloud on AWS service at VMworld 2017.

“VMware Cloud on AWS is the only hybrid cloud service that allows vSphere customers to leverage consistent infrastructure across on-premises data centres and AWS, allowing them to migrate current and new workloads to the cloud with the most functionality, greatest agility and best security and performance,” said Sandy Carter, vice president, EC2 Windows Enterprise Workloads, Amazon Web Services.

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