VMware and AWS bring hybrid partnership to Europe
Virtualisation giant also announces four new services to support VMware Cloud on AWS
VMware Cloud is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Europe, meaning businesses can take advantage of locally-hosted services to migrate their cloud services and hybrid cloud deployments.
The two companies explained this will speed up the process of migrating and deploying workloads, as well as having obvious benefits for industries requiring locally-hosted infrastructure.
The first European zone to launch will be the AWS EU (London) region, with Frankfurt due to launch later this year, alongside Asia Pacific.
"Since launching VMware Cloud on AWS just six months ago, we've seen tremendous interest from our global customer base and multi-national enterprises," Mark Lohmeyer, vice president and general manager of VMware's cloud platform business unit, said.
"Today marks an essential starting point for our global expansion to deliver unparalleled hybrid cloud services in major geographies around the world."
AWS said the launch was a result of customer demand, with businesses in the healthcare, transportation, financial services, manufacturing, oil & gas, government, education, professional services, and technology sectors already using the cloud service to store their VMware tools.
"Working together, VMware and AWS are delivering deeper AWS integration so that customers won't have to manage their own storage and database services," said Matt Garman, vice president of AWS Compute Services.
As well as announcing VMware Cloud on AWS launching in Europe, VMware also revealed new services in its cloud portfolio, including VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension Service for Private Cloud to help businesses migrate and deploy their apps across different vSphere versions, on-premises and in the cloud.
Expanded Wavefront is VMware's effort to provide a metrics monitoring and analytics platform that supports a range of public and private cloud infrastructure, including VMware Cloud on AWS, with 45 new integrations that can be monitored by Wavefront.
VMware's Log Intelligence Service offers operational insights into VMware-based data centres and VMware Cloud on AWS, helping businesses troubleshoot and log activity on cloud platforms using machine learning and dashboards, while Expanded VMware Cost Insight Service calculates the cost and capacity demands of running VMware Cloud on AWS workloads in private or public clouds.
"The need to support a complex set of new and existing applications is driving cloud adoption, and the needs of the applications are driving cloud decisions," said Raghu Raghuram, chief operating officer of products and cloud services at VMware.
"VMware Cloud gives customers unprecedented flexibility to develop any type of application, deploy these apps to any cloud, and deliver them to any device while leveraging a consistent infrastructure across clouds and a consistent set of operations across any cloud."
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