VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have signed a new agreement that could encourage more enterprises to deploy hybrid cloud computing environments based on the two companies' technology. VMware will launch a new service called VMware Cloud on AWS that will bring its popular virtualization and software-defined data center tools to Amazon's cloud.
“Our customers continue to ask us to make it easier for them to run their existing data center investments alongside AWS,” said Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS. “Most enterprises are already virtualized using VMware, and now with VMware Cloud on AWS, for the first time, it will be easy for customers to operate a consistent and seamless hybrid IT environment using their existing VMware tools on AWS, and without having to purchase custom hardware, rewrite their applications, or modify their operating model.”
A beta preview of the service will start early next year with the production version becoming available in the middle of 2017.