What is VMWare Cloud on AWS?
VMware Cloud on AWS is a cloud solution developed by VMware in collaboration with AWS. The service uses VMware’s proven on-premises solution stack in AWS Cloud which gives similar on-premises experience to IT administrators. It’s already being offered in various regions worldwide along with add-on services to provide various application possibilities.
Advantages VMware Cloud on AWS
Large scale bulk cloud migration
Move applications in cloud while maintaining their IP address
Secure hybrid vMotion (Bi-Directional migration between VMC and on-premise)
Handle burst-in infrastructure demands automatically by using elastic DRS
Control cloud infrastructure using consolidated view on familiar management UI
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VMC on AWS: Use Cases
Migrate existing data and workloads to the cloud.
Migration with VMware Cloud on AWS is a cost-effective way to implement a hybrid cloud solution by leveraging same on premises VMware tools stack in AWS cloud. Within a short period of time, hundreds of workloads can be migrated without loss and are then available in a high-performance cloud environment.
Extension of the existing on-premises infrastructure by adding additional compute power in Public Cloud.
The expansion through the VMC on AWS opens new possibilities and offers opportunities. This service enables customers to securely increase availability of applications by providing complete infrastructure in different geographies without investment of building new datacentre facility. Also, on demand raw compute power provided by this service can be used for handling seasonal peak demands from applications.
Protect data by securely replicating from on-premises vSphere environment to AWS Cloud and choose critical application workload to run in Cloud on demand. This offering provides secure method to enable Disaster Recovery (DR) as a Service in AWS cloud. Customers get benefit of saving CAPEX cost by eliminating the requirement of physical datacentre location for DR purpose. This service also allows existing VMC on AWS customers to host DR in different geographical regions on AWS.
VMC on AWS offers VMware Horizon as add-on service, which enable companies to provide enterprise class desktop as a service experience running on secure and controlled environment.
Main benefit of this service is that it can be connected to on-premises horizon deployment that automatically provide virtual desktops to end users from VMC on AWS in case of unavailability of their on-premises desktops.
Designed to run desktop environment in optimised fashion, it can efficiently handle uncertain increase in requirement by using elastic DRS to add additional hosts to the overall capacity.
Creation of modern applications by integrating native Cloud services.
Applications can be modernised by integrating AWS services for various areas such as AI, ML or IoT.
Within the cloud, AWS services can be used to create new applications, which can also be constructed as hybrid applications and thus communicate both with the cloud and with the conventional infrastructure.