Public Or Private Cloud? Yes.
VMware and Amazon Web Services last week set aside years of debate on the best way to build cloud infrastructures with a new strategic partnership aimed at enabling VMware technology users to move their workloads to the AWS public cloud.
That partnership has led to the introduction of a new platform called VMware Cloud on AWS that allows VMware's complete software-defined data center offering to run on both private and public clouds.
With VMware Cloud on AWS, customers will be able to run applications across VMware vSphere-based private, public and hybrid cloud environments using existing VMware software and tools for a full range of storage, database, analytics and other services.
While the new VMWare-AWS relationship is still a work in process, it has advanced the public-vs-private-cloud conversation and opened a big door for opportunities in private clouds.
For a look at the details behind the new relationship, turn the page.