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VMware Cloud on AWS arrives in Europe

10 March 2018

Service updatesWith the new availability of VMware Cloud on AWS in Europe, the vendor is also introducing a number of updates to the services. That rare perspective supports businesses migrating applications to the public cloud, developing new applications, and revamping their data centers. "Customers across virtually every industry are adopting VMware Cloud on AWS because it gives them a scalable, operationally consistent hybrid cloud".

SHI's Cloud and Innovative Solutions team can now help customers run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with full access to AWS services.

Hybrid cloud environments consist of using one or more public cloud providers with a private cloud platform.

Already an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner and Managed Service Provider Partner, as well as a VMware Corporate Reseller, Partner Professional Services, and Cloud Partner Aggregator, SHI brings extensive experience on both platforms to this new offering.

"The need to support a complex set of new and existing applications is driving cloud adoption, and the needs of the applications are driving cloud decisions", said Raghu Raghuram, COO, Products and Cloud Services, VMware.

With the new tools, customers should be able to extend their IT operations from data centres to the cloud with more ease.

"For example, Scripps Network Interactive, a VMware Cloud on AWS customer, is integrating with Amazon S3 and Amazon RDS to further reduce costs and take advantage of their stored data to run analytics and gain better insight in the business", said Garman.

Aside the AWS integration, VMware also said it expanded and improved its VMware Cloud Services portfolio. The platform also supports Kubernetes in Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) and applications running on VMware-based private clouds.

VMware and VMware Cloud are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, the United States and other jurisdictions. VMware says estimations are that users can cut storage costs in half for typical workloads with native vSAN deduplication and compression while reducing idle resources with elastic, on-demand compute used only when needed. After the UK, European expansion will continue with the AWS data center in Frankfurt, Germany.

"Many partners are shifting their business from resell to managed services as more customers are looking for managed services", Brandon Sweeney, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Commercial and Channel Sales, VMware said in a blog post.

The hybrid cloud model with VMware and VMware Cloud on AWS is a key component of the technology and business transformation at Brink's, according to Greg Osgood, global vice president of infrastructure and security at the Richmond, Va. -based cash-management company.

vMotion between on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS, and between hosts across clusters within a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC is now available. "These systems allow the company to easily move workloads between its private cloud and the public cloud, providing agility for production services and disaster recovery. Using these VMware technologies, and with a partnership with Eastern Computer Exchange, Brink's successfully consolidated its North America data center operations in 2017, and is planning to extend this model to Europe, Latin American and Asia in 2018".

"The expansion of this programme includes tools, training and expertise required to develop and deliver managed services for VMware Cloud on AWS", Sweeney added.

VMware Cloud on AWS arrives in Europe