VMware Cloud on AWS v1.2

Back at VMworld earlier this year, VMware announced their partnership with Cloud giant Amazon Web Services. The high level overview of the partnership has VMware delivering and managing their full Software Defined Data Center stack (SDDC-as-a-Service if you will) from Amazon Data centers, running on Amazon bare metal x86 servers.

One of the many benefits of this solution is to allow customers who currently leverage native AWS services and run vSphere on-premises, to bring some of those on-prem applications closer to the cloud services they tie into without the need to re-architect those applications. Additional benefits of this approach could include a reduced security footprint, reduced latency between various application tiers and the reduction of data egress charges for a particular application.

Last week at AWS re:Invent, VMware announced the availability SDDC v1.2 of VMware Cloud on AWS. This announcement meets VMware’s commitment of delivering platform and capability updates every 90 days.

Some of the service enhancements and new capabilities introduced with the 1.2 version include:

SDDC v1.2 Key updates
-Live vMotion of Virtual Machines over L2VPN
-AWS Direct Connect
-Large scale workload migration leveraging VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension (VMware HCE)
-Enterprise DR-as-a Service using VMware Site Recovery add-on
-Expanding the service footprint to include both the U.S. West (Oregon) Region and now the U.S. East (N.Virginia) Region

For a full list and detailed information of updates and capabilities, check out the official VMware VMC page.

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