VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that lets you run VMware vSphere-based applications on next generation AWS infrastructure. VMware Cloud on AWS is ideal for customers looking to migrate applications to the public cloud, develop entirely new applications, extend the capacity of their data centers for existing applications, consolidate on-premises data centers, or quickly provision development and test environments. VMware Cloud on AWS is delivered, sold, and supported by VMware as an on-demand, scalable cloud service with availability in the AWS US West (Oregon) and US East (N. Virginia) Regions.
VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) to the AWS Cloud, which lets you move, run, and protect production applications at scale across operationally consistent VMware vSphere®-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. You can easily move your vSphere-based applications to AWS with support for vSphere vMotion and the ability to stretch your layer 2 networks from on-premises to VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension provides the ability to perform rapid large-scale migrations of your applications while leveraging secure multi-site interconnect between you on-premises data center and VMware Cloud on AWS. Support for up to 10 SDDC clusters and multiple SDDC deployments helps you run production workloads at scale. VMware Site Recovery™ gives you proven disaster recovery as a service capability between your on-premises environment and VMware Cloud on AWS or two VMware Cloud on AWS environments across AWS availability zones.
With VMware Cloud on AWS, you use the same VMware tools including vSphere, vSAN, NSX, and vCenter on-premises or in the AWS Cloud without having to purchase any new or custom hardware, rewrite applications, or modify your operating model. The service automatically provisions infrastructure and provides full VM compatibility and workload portability between your on-premises environments and the AWS Cloud. With VMware Cloud on AWS, you can leverage AWS’s breadth of services, including compute, databases, analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), security, mobile, deployment, application services, and more.