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VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS is an on-demand service that enables you to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, this service integrates vSphere, vSAN and NSX along with VMware vCenter management, and is optimized to run on dedicated, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure. With this service, IT teams can manage their cloud-based resources with familiar VMware tools. With just a few clicks, rapidly provision VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) environments on AWS. Resources will be operationally consistent with vSphere-based clouds, and you can use familiar VMware technologies to manage your VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS environment. Logical Layer-2 networks can be created within VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS for application workloads on-demand.

Take advantage of VMware technologies across compute (vSphere), storage (vSAN) and networking (NSX) — optimized to run on next-gen, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure, with optimized access to AWS services. VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS delivers workload portability across your on-premises infrastructure and AWS cloud. Align costs to your business needs with flexible consumption options and a single support owner. VMware will be responsible for the patches and upgrades of the SDDC software components for you, so you can focus on your applications. In addition, VMware is your single point of contact for support. Zero infrastructure lifecycle management — VMware takes care of it for you, while you retain control of managing and operating your applications! VMware manages and operates the service including VMware SDDC software components and modern web-based console.

VMware Cloud On Amazon AWS — Simple and Consistent Operations

Operational consistency across on-premises infrastructure and the AWS cloud. Manage your VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS infrastructure with familiar tools — vCenter, vSphere API, PowerCLI and modern HTML5-based vSphere Client. Content Library and Full Clone technologies enable consistent VM content management and cloning across environments. Simplify hybrid resource management with a single inventory view using vCenter Hybrid Linked Mode. Plan, manage and scale VMware SDDC across your private cloud and VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS with intelligent operations, from applications to infrastructure. Optimize your cloud with business insights that help you track and manage costs. Avoid integration overhead and ensure operational consistency with third-party tools. VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS supports for leading ISV partner solutions across categories including data protection, DevOps, cloud migration and security.

Enterprise-Grade Capabilities for Your Applications

Dedicated single-tenant infrastructure supports 4 to 16 node vSphere clusters, delivered on AWS EC2 elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure. AWS infrastructure is based on the latest-generation Storage Optimized High I/O instances, featuring low-latency Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe-based SSDs. Run VMware software stack directly on metal, without nested virtualization. VMware vSphere HA provides built—in high availability for VMs. Make better use of underlying resource usage with fully automated load-balancing (DRS support). Scale capacity by adding and removing hosts from clusters (4-16 nodes per cluster). Increase storage efficiency and performance with advanced data services, including QoS, snapshots, Erasure coding and APIs for third-party data protection (vADP). Manage storage SLAs on a per-application basis through Storage Policy-Based Management. Get consistent and predictable performance using an all-flash architecture (NVMe). Leverage zero-click shared storage that is natively integrated with vSphere.

Flexibility To Suit Your Business Needs

Deliver initial workload portability through VM cold migration and VM template migration (single and in bulk) between on-premises and VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS. Optimize workload distribution within a VMware Cloud on AWS cluster using vSphere DRS, High Availability and vMotion. Flexible consumption models with one bill for both software and hardware. Refer to pricing page for more details. Leverage VMware software investments on-premises to enable purchase of VMware Cloud on AWS at a reduced cost. Sold and supported by VMware — leverage existing VMware purchasing vehicles SPP and HPP credits to pay for VMware Cloud on Amazon AWS. Increased consolidation ratios enabled by vSphere allows comparable TCO versus native cloud instances. Customers can rapidly instantiate VMware SDDC clusters on AWS Cloud through modern, web-based console and RESTful API. VMware manages and operates the service including VMware SDDC software components and modern web-based console.

Delivered As A Service From VMware

Zero infrastructure lifecycle management — VMware takes care of it for you, while you retain control of managing and operating your applications! Customers can rapidly instantiate VMware SDDC clusters on Amazon AWS Cloud through modern, web-based console and RESTful API. VMware manages and operates the service including VMware SDDC software components and modern web-based console. VMware delivers service status with notifications; world-class 24/7 service support & site reliability ops; Support center with FAQs, forums & chat support. VMware delivers scheduled SDDC software updates and emergency software patches with notifications. VMware delivers auto—remediation of hardware failure. Increased consolidation ratios enabled by vSphere allows comparable TCO versus native cloud instances. TCO savings versus average on-premises datacenter implementations.
VMware Cloud On Amazon AWS


VMware vCloud Suite is an integrated offering that brings together VMware’s industry-leading vSphere hypervisor and VMware vRealize Suite multi-vendor hybrid cloud management platform. VMware’s new portable licensing units allow vCloud Suite to build and manage both vSphere-based private clouds as well as multi-vendor hybrid clouds. Leverage the world’s leading virtualization platform as the foundation for multiple data center initiatives. Consolidate servers and data centers.

Improve application availability and performance. Address application requirements for scale up or scale out. Deliver proactive management of performance, availability and capacity across all data center domains including applications, compute, network and storage. Build the foundation for successful developer agility and infrastructure modernization initiatives. Deliver a complete application stack across vSphere and hybrid cloud resources and support developer access from both API and GUI.


Artifact management provides versioning support, and a release dashboard provides end-to-end visibility into release history. Enhanced governance — meet specific business needs at the right service level with personalized, policy-based governance. Deliver infrastructure, applications or any IT service through a unified IT service catalog. Increase IT agility and service orientation while lowering operational costs. An extensible framework and broad multivendor, multicloud support make it easy to leverage existing tools and skills while moving toward flexible, hybrid cloud goals. Leverage prebuilt components using VMware and partner provided solutions in VMware Cloud Management Marketplace.

Greater control and governance enable rapid adoption of hybrid cloud, providing investment protection for current and future technology choices. Choose the right cloud platform and location that meets the business needs. Unified blueprint model and design canvas — assemble applications from prebuilt components using a canvas with a drag and drop interface. Choose from a prebuilt content library or leverage existing configuration management tools.

vRealize Automation

Self-service, policy-based infrastructure and application provisioning and lifecycle management for multi-vendor virtual, physical, and public cloud environments. VMware vRealize Automation enables IT Automation through the creation and management of personalized infrastructure, application and custom IT services (XaaS). This IT Automation lets you deploy IT services rapidly across a multi-vendor, multi-cloud infrastructure. Accelerate the end-to-end delivery and management of infrastructure and applications.

Provision and manage multi-vendor, multi-cloud infrastructure and applications by leveraging new and existing infrastructure, tools and processes. Ensure that users receive the right size resources, or applications, at the appropriate service level for the jobs they need to perform. IT Automation reduces time-consuming, manual processes and provides additional cost savings through automated reclamation of inactive resources.

vRealize Operations

VMware vRealize Operations streamlines and automates IT operations management. Deliver intelligent operations management from applications to infrastructure across physical, virtual and cloud environments with VMware vRealize Operations. Improve performance, avoid disruption and proactively manage the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) with integrated performance and health monitoring from storage to applications with predictive analytics, smart alerts and guided remediation.

Get unified management across heterogeneous data centers and multiple public clouds. Simplify operations with comprehensive visibility in one place across applications, physical infrastructure components and public clouds, supported by an extensible platform utilizing third-party management packs. Optimize resource usage through reclamation and right sizing, cross-cluster workload placement and improved planning and forecasting. Enforce IT and configuration standards for an optimal infrastructure.