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VMCAWS or VMware Cloud on AWS

VMCAWS or VMware Cloud on AWS




Well, probably I’m not very good at shortening the names… Hello, DK online.
Heard the news? VMware partnered with AWS to help you with building a hybrid cloud. In a couple words: you can run your on-premises VMware infrastructure (vSphere, VSAN, and NSX) on Amazon’s cloud.
Components of VMware Clouds on AWS
As you see from the picture, you’ll be able to manage your on-prem and SDDC deployment from vSenter. That’s pretty much the idea of a “hybrid cloud” if you’ve heard the word but were too shy to ask. Apart from that, nothing stops you from moving entirely to VMCAWS (can I use the name please?), making it a cloud-to-cloud deployment.
You know what’s cool? You can use vMotion between on-prem and the cloud! How crazy is that?

Apparently, VMware will be taking care of your cloud deployment, dealing with patching and hardware failures. And AWS will let you choose between an hourly basis or a subscription to get access to your environment.

Right now we can just wait for the release date, but that might be an interesting thing. One concern I have (as a Veeam employee) is if we’ll have access to VDDK. VMCAWS claims to be “bare-metal” on the one hand but “managed” on the other. I’ll update when the thing is out.