Posted On: Nov 28, 2018

Amazon RDS on VMware is a service, now in preview, that delivers Amazon RDS managed relational databases in VMware vSphere on-premises data centers. RDS on VMware automates database provisioning, operating system and database patching, backup, point-in-time restore, storage and compute scaling, instance health monitoring, and failover.

RDS on VMware also enables low-cost, high-availability hybrid deployments, database disaster recovery to AWS, and long-term database archival in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). It will soon expand to support, among other features, more extensive data recovery; geoproximal read and migration functionality, including hybrid RDS snapshots and hybrid read replicas (datacenter to/from datacenter and datacenter to/from AWS region); one-click read replica promotion; and cross-cluster high availability.

RDS on VMware will be generally available soon and will support Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB databases in customer-owned private cloud environments, including for workloads that need to remain on-premises to be in compliance with security, privacy, regulatory, or data sovereignty policies.

The preview is available for the PostgreSQL 10.4 and MySQL 5.7 editions, and you can participate by filling out the signup form.

For more information about RDS on VMware, visit the product page and sign up for the AWS Online Tech Talks webinar.