VMware Cloud on AWS—an Update and Closer Look
VMware Cloud on AWS, announced in October of last year, is VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) suite that has been optimized to run within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud, leveraging the global footprint and breadth of cloud computing services from AWS. It enables VMware users to deploy native VMware environments on AWS. In addition, it can be bridged to an on-premises VMware environment to form a highly functional and extendable cloud without requiring the customer to go through a major transformational exercise. Like Microsoft Azure Stack, VMware Cloud on AWS is currently in its Technology Preview phase prior to GA which is expected to be mid-2017.