- On Monday at VMworld, VMware announced the VMware Cloud is now live on AWS, according to TechCrunch. The offering enables companies running VMware software to seamlessly transfer data to other cloud providers without changing existing applications.
- The move will offer customers a "seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud" with equivalent architecture, functions and capabilities between cloud-based and on-premise vSphere systems, according to a statement by Pat Gelsinger, VMWare CEO.
- AWS and VMware announced their partnership in October 2016. It offers preexisting VMware customers to have a hybrid relationship with AWS without having to rewrite their systems or replace their hardware.
When VMware and AWS announced this partnership last year, it was met with significant excitement in the IT community. The move enables enterprises with virtualized data centers using VMware to easily move applications between on-premises environments and AWS .
The partnership may offer Amazon the chance advance in the hybrid cloud market, a space where it has struggled. VMware is widely used by enterprises, so AWS will benefit from an extending base while VMware shouldn't face losing existing customers.
As 60% of IT spending is expected to go towards on-premise IT and private clouds, similar collaborations are expected with other top public cloud providers.
VMware recently formed a slew of partnerships allowing it to run its software on both its own servers and the infrastructure of other cloud providers.