AWS, VMware ‘Frenemy’ Offset Another Cloud-Tale

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware has partnered on a data center product for hybrid cloud users

What could rephrase the epic old Hollywood saying, ‘keep your enemies closer to rival closest’? As reports stirred that Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware has partnered on a data center product for hybrid cloud users. Still it’s unclear to unveil the joint product solution and its vital features. But Tech doyens reckon that it would be a bridge between private data centers and the AWS cloud.

AWS and VMwareThe focus for public cloud providers are now plying towards on-premise cloud as big companies are adverse about moving everything to the cloud. Instead, they’re looking at public cloud services as the venue for any workloads that see unpredictable spikes in demand, or for brand-new applications they develop.

Microsoft abridged this with Azure Stack, which it rolled out last year and which is finally ready to order from hardware partners like Dell EMC (VMware’s parent company) and HPE.

Azure Stack lets companies take advantage of a lot of the features that are native to cloud software development in their own data centers, moving workloads to Azure as makes sense for their application and their business.

Amazon and VMware announced their partnership in October, targeting a mid-2017 launch for VMware virtualization software running atop the Amazon cloud, but the new technology might not be available until the end of the year or the beginning of 2018.

Paul Bockelman, a solutions architect at AWS, summed up customer sentiment at a session he presented on the service at the AWS Summit in San Francisco in April.

Customers, especially in the public sector, who find themselves not ready to re-architect applications, think: “This gives us an opportunity to move the workloads to cloud, but still continue to operate the way we’ve been operating for years,” Bockelman told partners and customers attending his presentation.

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