Amazon RDS on VMware

Deploy Amazon RDS managed databases in on-premises VMware environments

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) on VMware lets you deploy managed databases in on-premises VMware environments using the Amazon RDS technology enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of AWS customers. Amazon RDS provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks including hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups, freeing you to focus on your applications. RDS on VMware brings these same benefits to your on-premises deployments, making it easy to set up, operate, and scale databases in VMware vSphere private data centers, or to migrate them to AWS.

RDS on VMware allows you to utilize the same simple interface for managing databases in on-premises VMware environments as you would use in AWS. You can easily replicate RDS on VMware databases to RDS instances in AWS, enabling low-cost hybrid deployments for disaster recovery, read replica bursting, and optional long-term backup retention in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).

RDS on VMware is in preview and will be generally available soon, supporting Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB databases, with Oracle to follow in the future. Register for the preview today.

Understanding Amazon RDS on VMware


Fully Managed Databases

Amazon RDS on VMware makes it easy to provision, monitor, and operate relational databases in your private data center, or migrate them to AWS. RDS on VMware automates administrative functions including database provisioning, operating system and database patching, backup, point-in-time restore, storage and compute scaling, instance health monitoring, and failover.

Scalability and Performance

Amazon RDS on VMware scales storage, compute, and memory of your on-premises databases with just a few clicks, API calls, or command line interface (CLI) commands. You can burst capacity to Amazon RDS instances in AWS, and create read replicas in the cloud to scale globally. RDS on VMware gives you access to AWS tools including Amazon CloudWatch and RDS Performance Insights to monitor and optimize database performance.

Available and Durable

Amazon RDS on VMware allows you to tap into the scale of AWS for high availability and durability. You can simply replicate on-premises databases to Amazon RDS instances in AWS to enable low-cost hybrid backup, disaster recovery, long-term archival, and point-in-time restore. RDS backup retention in Amazon S3 provides 99.999999999% durability, ensuring protection of your databases with multiple copies in the cloud.

Secure and Compliant

Amazon RDS on VMware automates management of databases for workloads that must remain on-premises to comply with security, privacy, regulatory, or data sovereignty policies. RDS on VMware lets you decide whether data stays on-premises or moves to the cloud. All data can be encrypted at rest, in transit, and when archived using keys you own and control.

Use cases

Automate Management of On-Premises Databases

Amazon RDS on VMware reduces operational overhead for database management in your on-premises VMware data centers, by automating administrative tasks including software installation, patching, monitoring, and backups. The RDS Connector, a software appliance for your VMware vSphere environment, packages RDS technologies that provide highly available, scalable, and durable database management, enabled through a dedicated VPN tunnel.

Automate Management of On-Premises Databases

Hybrid Cloud Backups and Scaling

Amazon RDS on VMware keeps all of your data and backups in your data center by default, but it also makes it easy to take advantage of AWS scale for disaster recovery, cloud backups, and read replica scaling. The same RDS console, APIs, or CLI can be used to manage RDS databases running on VMware or RDS databases running on AWS.

Hybrid Cloud Backups and Scaling

Migrate Databases to AWS

Through simple one-click replication, your Amazon RDS on VMware database instances can be migrated to Amazon RDS database instances in AWS. Databases can be migrated with no impact to uptime, giving you the ability to rapidly deploy databases in all AWS regions without interrupting your customer experience.

Migrate Databases to AWS
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