Partners primed as VMware Cloud on AWS lands in Asia Pacific

Partners primed as VMware Cloud on AWS lands in Asia Pacific

Channel signs up as customer demand increases

VMware Cloud on AWS is now available in Asia Pacific, driven by increased demand for enterprise cloud migration projects through the channel.

The regional launch - following an earlier US roll-out - also sees a raft of new businesses adopt the technology, including Audience View; Black Mountain Systems and ConnectWise, in addition to GenPro; ME and Stagecoach.

“VMware Cloud on AWS is now available across multiple regions globally including the U.S., Europe, and now Asia Pacific,” said Mark Lohmeyer, senior vice president and general manager of cloud at VMware.

“We’ve increased the rate at which we deliver innovative capabilities and powerful solutions for our customers. VMware Cloud on AWS provides a fast and cost-effective way to migrate mission-critical applications, or even entire data centres, to the cloud.”

Lohmeyer said the offering is “delivered, sold and supported” by VMware and its partner ecosystem, enabling customers to run production applications across VMware vSphere-based hybrid cloud environments.

“Once in the cloud, we provide the industry-leading software-defined data centre capabilities of VMware, coupled with the elasticity, breadth, and depth of AWS infrastructure and services, making it the ideal platform for modern applications,” Lohmeyer added.

Unveiled on the eve of VMworld 2018, the vendor’s partners are already helping customers deploy hybrid cloud environments using VMware Cloud on AWS.

In less than six months since launching the expansion of the VMware Partner Network to enable solution providers, managed service providers (MSPs), and system integrators to grow hybrid cloud offerings with VMware Cloud on AWS, nearly 150 partners globally have achieved VMware Cloud on AWS Solution Competency.

Additionally, the number of solutions from VMware Technology Alliance Partners that have been tested and validated for VMware Cloud on AWS has increased 4x to nearly 100 solutions.

“Customers have been asking us to bring VMware Cloud on AWS to Asia Pacific, and we are pleased to be doing that today,” said Sandy Carter, vice president of EC2 Windows enterprise workloads at AWS.

“VMware Cloud on AWS is the only hybrid cloud service that allows vSphere customers to leverage consistent infrastructure across on-premises data centres and AWS, allowing them to migrate current and new workloads to the cloud with the most functionality, greatest agility, and best security and performance.

“VMware Cloud on AWS enables customers to save costs, while also enabling them to scale depending on their application needs.”

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