VMware and Amazon Web Services have inked a strategic alliance to build and deliver a jointly-architected solution called VMware Cloud on AWS. The solution will enable customers to run applications across VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments.

VMware Cloud on AWS will allow VMware customers to use their existing VMware software and tools to leverage AWS services, including storage, databases, and analytics, VMware in a statement.

VMware Cloud on AWS runs an unified SDDC (software-defined data center) platform that integrates VMware vSphere, VMware Virtual SAN and NSX virtualization technologies, and will provide access to the full range of AWS services. It will run on next-generation, elastic, bare metal AWS infrastructure.

Availability
Available in mid-2017, VMware Cloud on AWS will be delivered, sold, and supported by VMware as an on-demand, elastically scalable service. Pricing will be made available closer to the general availability date, says the company.

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