Customers can now buy VMware Cloud on AWS directly through AWS and AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners in the AWS Solution Provider Program, through a recently announced agreement between the two companies.
VMware Cloud on AWS is a managed cloud offering that is co-developed by AWS and VMware. This on-demand service enables IT teams to extend, migrate, and manage their cloud-based resources with VMware tools. Customers are using VMware Cloud on AWS for a variety of workloads and use cases, including SQL Server migrations, SAP workloads, and Oracle and Oracle RAC migrations.
When purchasing through AWS, customers can also take advantage of available field promotional programs like the AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP).
They can also use additional services such as Amazon RDS for VMware, AWS Outposts for VMware (available in 2H 2019), and new Amazon EC2 R5 Instance types. In addition, services like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) for back-up scenarios and AWS Managed Microsoft AD when using VMware Cloud on AWS for Microsoft SQL Server Migrations are also available.
Targeted verticals include healthcare, transportation, media and entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, oil and gas, government, education, and technology.
AWS recently launched a new partner enablement path for VMware Cloud on AWS for APN partners. The VMware Cloud on AWS Navigate track creates a prescriptive journey for APN Partners who want to build expertise in supporting customer projects for VMware Cloud solutions on AWS.
The two companies have collaborated on related initiatives since 2017. This one allows customers the flexibility to purchase VMware Cloud on AWS either through AWS, VMware, or the AWS Solution Provider partner of their choice.