We are excited to announce the immediate availability of VM Import for Amazon EC2. VM Import enables you to easily import virtual machine images from your existing environment to Amazon EC2 instances. VM Import allows you to leverage your existing investments in the virtual machines that you have built to meet your IT security, configuration management, and compliance requirements by seamlessly bringing those virtual machines into Amazon EC2 as ready-to-use instances. This offering is available at no additional charge beyond standard usage charges for Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3.
The VM Import process currently supports VMware VMDK images for Windows Server 2008 SP2. We plan to support additional operating systems and versions in the future as well as additional image formats. We also plan to make VM Import available via a plugin for VMware’s vSphere console in the coming months. To learn more about VM Import, visit the VM Import detail page.