VMware Cloud on AWS

Innovate faster, lower your risk, and rapidly transition to the cloud with the full depth and breadth of 165+ AWS services

VMware and AWS offer organizations a faster, secure path to the cloud. Use your current skills, processes, and governance, saving time and money. With over 2 years of joint engineering, organizations benefit from enhanced VMware functionalities integrated in the solution, and a single point of contact for support and service integration.

Customers realize scale and efficiency with access to 165+ AWS services including storage, machine learning, and more.

VMware Cloud on AWS is now available for purchase directly through AWS and the AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners in the AWS Solution Provider Program. This allows customers the flexibility to purchase VMware Cloud on AWS either through the AWS Solution Provider or VMware Solution Provider of their choice.

Learn more about running enterprise workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS »


Innovate and Modernize on Your Terms: Deploy Oracle Workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS
Accelerate the migration of your enterprise Oracle workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS while continuing to leverage your existing VMware investments.
Modernize Your SQL Server Environment with VMware Cloud on AWS
Migrate and run your SQL Server database on VMware Cloud on AWS.
Automate Desktop Management and Streamline Access
Learn more about how implementing a VDI solution on VMware Cloud on AWS can provide an adaptive user experience by streamlining access and protecting resources.
VMware and AWS Alliance: The Power of VMware and AWS
Accelerate the migration of your enterprise Oracle workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS while continuing to leverage your existing VMware investments.



Increased innovation

VMware workloads running on AWS have access to a broad and rich set of over 165+ AWS services including compute, database, analytics, IoT, AI/ML, security, and more. Latency-sensitive applications hosted in VMware can directly access databases on Aurora, Dynamo, or Redshift for petabyte-scale data analysis, as well as direct and secure access to low-cost S3 buckets, objects, and API functions.


Simplified operations

Organizations can simplify their Hybrid IT operations by using the same VMware Cloud Foundation technologies including vSphere, vSAN, NSX, and vCenter Server across both their on-premises data center environments and the AWS Cloud. You can keep the same VMware provisioning, storage, and lifecycle policies you use today. This means you can easily move applications between their on-premises environments and AWS without having to purchase any new hardware, rewrite applications, or modify your operations.


Reduced costs

VMware Cloud on AWS enables organizations to optimize the costs of operating a consistent and seamless hybrid IT environment. There is no custom hardware to deploy in your on-premises environment, and no need to rewrite or modify applications to shift to a hybrid cloud model. You can use VMware’s management and policy tools across on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS, so you have a unified and operationally consistent experience. These capabilities let you leverage all your existing investments to help save money.


Enhanced availability

VMware Cloud on AWS helps accelerate migration of VMware vSphere-based workloads to the highly available and scalable AWS Cloud. The service enables VMware-based workloads to run directly on the next-generation Nitro system-based Amazon EC2 bare metal infrastructure and provisioned in a single-tenant, isolated Amazon VPC. This approach allows organizations to take immediate advantage of the scalability, availability, security, and global reach of the AWS Cloud.

From our customers

“We went into production on VMware Cloud on AWS within three weeks of confirming the order. Previously, it would have taken six weeks to order the hardware and four weeks to configure.”

- Sam Akroyd, Technical Services Manager, Stagecoach Group


“With VMware Cloud on AWS, Trend Micro’s IT expanded services to AWS cloud provided agile, reliable service that - when combined with Trend Micro’s Deep Security - offers consistent management, visibility, and protection across our datacenter and cloud environments, saving precious IT resources.”

- Alex Kuo, Senior Director of IT, Trend Micro Inc.


“VMware and VMware Cloud on AWS are the foundation of Brink’s global infrastructure. The flexibility [of VMware] improves service levels to customers and is a key driver in Brink’s technology and business transformation. [VMware's] systems allow our company to easily move workloads between private cloud and the public cloud, providing agility for production services and disaster recovery.”

- Greg Osgood, Global Vice President of Infrastructure and Security, Brinks, Inc.


Use cases


Accelerate cloud migration

By sharing the common VMware Cloud Foundation-based cloud infrastructure across both on-premises data centers and the AWS Cloud, organizations can simplify and accelerate the migration of mission-critical production workloads to the AWS Cloud at scale without having to convert or re-architect workloads. VMware Cloud on AWS enables seamless bi-directional application migration with consistent policies by using vSphere vMotion between your on-premises data center and the AWS Cloud.


Deliver disaster recovery as a service

VMware Cloud on AWS enables organizations to simplify, accelerate, and modernize their existing disaster recovery solutions by enhancing existing VMware-based DR solutions with AWS Cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) capabilities. By combining the trusted and proven VMware DR technologies such as VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vSphere Replication with the massive scalability, availability, speed, and cost benefits of the AWS Cloud, organizations can realize the benefits of cost reduction, operational simplification, and faster time to protection for disaster recovery and DR testing.


Extend your data center

With VMware Cloud on AWS, organizations can leverage the massive scalability and global presence of the AWS Cloud to rapidly, seamlessly, and cost-effectively meet their data center capacity and regional footprint expansion needs. By having a consistent cloud infrastructure platform based on enterprise-scale VMware Cloud Foundation, next-generation Amazon EC2 bare metal infrastructure, and the highly secure and performant AWS Direct Connect private network connectivity, organizations can easily and confidently extend their on-premises data center workloads with the massive capacity of the AWS Cloud to meet any expansion and growth needs of the business.


Modernize your applications

Increase value of enterprise applications by leveraging AWS services for integrated application modernization like Amazon S3. Ideal for customers who are looking to build new/next-gen applications or implement a strategy to design hybrid applications 

Blog posts and articles

By Jeff Bartley and Troy Lindsay
Nov 20, 2019
With the new high availability feature, customers can now expand the use of AWS Storage Gateway for applications that have high availability needs and cannot be interrupted.
By Jayaraman VelloreSampathkumar, Sr. Partner Solutions Architect at AWS
Oct 22, 2019
This post details the various considerations and migration options users have for Oracle workloads. Learn how to migrate an Oracle database from an on-premises environment to AWS using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS).
By Aarthi Raju, Principal Solutions Architect at AWS
Jun 18, 2019
This post covers the design required to leverage a next-generation firewall with VMware Cloud on AWS. A next-gen firewall provides deep-packet inspection firewalls that move beyond port/protocol inspection and blocking to add application-level inspection.

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