Posted On: Dec 6, 2022

We’re excited to announce the launch of VMware Cloud on AWS in the AWS Cape Town region. This launch marks the 22nd AWS region to support VMware Cloud on AWS and provides customers running VMware-based workloads a faster and more seamless path to migrate to the cloud. 

VMware customers in Africa region of Cape Town now have the option to extend their on-premises VMware workloads to the AWS Cloud. VMware Cloud on AWS is the only jointly engineered solution designed with speed and security in mind. Accelerate your business transformation goals with a managed service that combines compute, network and storage capabilities in a service that is maintained, supported and operated by the creators of the software, VMware and the leading public cloud provider, AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS allows you to leverage the same familiar VMware tools, skill sets, and governance across your on-premises and cloud environments while benefitting from AWS cloud scale, economics and sustainability.

This allows customers to extend their on-premises datacenters, migrate their workloads and modernize these workloads through leveraging the 200+ AWS services available. Customers can deploy the entire VMware stack, consisting of ESXi, vCenter NSX and vSAN along with additional storage options. VMware Cloud on AWS is the preferred public service provider for vSphere workloads, built on a sustainable architecture, which is committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030. These capabilities allow our customers to leverage the scale of all AWS data centers, through the new realization of the service within Cape Town.