Integrating public clouds with your on-premises environment can be complex and time consuming. How do you deliver operational consistency? Are you able to control, manage and secure your environment using existing skillsets & tools? And, most importantly, are you able to deliver enterprise-class SLA’s for all your apps?

VMware Cloud on AWS combines the leading compute, storage and network virtualization capabilities of the VMware Software-Defined Data Center with the flexible consumption economics, broadest set of cloud services and global scale and reach of the Amazon Web Services public cloud. Imagine if these two worlds could merge seamlessly!

What is VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that enables you to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, this service integrates vSphere, vSAN and NSX along with VMware vCenter management and is optimized to run on dedicated, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure. With this service, IT teams can manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools. More information at and

Why VMware Cloud on AWS

Enterprise-Grade Capabilities
Take advantage of VMware technologies across compute (vSphere), storage (vSAN) and networking (NSX) – optimized to run on next-generation, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure, with optimized access to AWS services. Adopt robust disaster protection with VMware Site Recovery. Leverage seamless workload portability at scale with VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension.
Simple and Consistent Operations
With just a few clicks, rapidly provision VMware SDDC environments on AWS. Resources will be operationally consistent with vSphere-based clouds, and you can use familiar VMware technologies to manage your VMware Cloud on AWS environment.
Flexible Consumption To Suit Your Business Needs
VMware Cloud on AWS delivers flexibility that suit your business demands. Align costs to your business needs with flexible consumption options and investment protection.
Delivered as a Service
VMware and its partners will be responsible for the patches and upgrades of the SDDC software components for you, so you can focus on your applications. In addition, you have a single point of contact for all support issues.

Use cases

As we said, a whole new world of technical capabilities is opening up but if it doesn’t bring added value, you probably have better things to do. We already made a translation into the most popular use cases that VMware Cloud on AWS.

Cloud Migration
Rapidly and easily migrate vSphere-based workloads to the cloud with VMware Cloud on AWS. Reduce the risk and cost of cloud migrations compared to alternatives that require conversions or re-architecture. Leverage familiar VMware tools and skillsets to accelerate cloud migrations. Once in the cloud, leverage VMware and AWS services to modernize your applications at your pace.
Application Migration
Extend on-premises data centers and easily migrate targeted application workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS without conversions. Obtain bi-directional workload portability between on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS. Modernize your applications through optimized access to native AWS services.
Footprint Expansion
Got new projects? Want to expand into a new geography? Easily extend your footprint into the cloud and get VMware-consistent, enterprise-grade environments in the AWS cloud in a fast and cost-effective way with VMware Cloud on AWS.
On-demand Capacity
Get VMware SDDC capacity in the AWS Cloud in minutes whenever your business needs to meet temporary, seasonal, or unplanned demand. Take advantage of elastic capacity and usage-based economics of VMware Cloud on AWS by seamlessly moving your live applications into an environment that is operationally consistent with your VMware data center.
New Application Development and Test
Deliver VMware SDDC-consistent dev/test environments that can integrate with modern CI/CD automation tools. Access native AWS services seamlessly for new app development.
Disaster Recovery as a Service with VMware Site Recovery
Easily deliver business continuity with VMware Site Recovery: on-demand disaster recovery as a service, optimized for VMware Cloud on AWS. Accelerate time-to-protection, simplify disaster recovery operations, and reduce secondary site costs with cloud economics, while providing a secondary site that is operationally consistent with your VMware data center.

Proof of Concept overview

A proof of concept for VMware Cloud on AWS is designed for customers that are strategically looking for a cloud solution that is suitable to run traditional and modern applications seamlessly across on-premises data centers and/or public cloud.

Is VMware Cloud on AWS the right choice for you?

ITQ will deliver an inspiration workshop to ensure customers have a good understanding of the service capabilities of VMware Cloud on AWS. If there is a shared vision on how to deliver business value with VMware Cloud on AWS and agreement on the specific business requirements, the proof of concept enables hands on testing and validation of specific use cases.

Proof of Concept timeline

The proof of concept lasts up to 2-weeks and is deployed on temporary infrastructure that will always be de-provisioned at the end of the proof of concept. On average, a VMware Cloud on AWS Proof of Concept will take 5-10 business days to complete.

Jeffrey Kusters CTO

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