By Rima Olinger, Global Alliance Lead – VMware, AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS-darkAmazon Web Service (AWS) and VMware continue to innovate on behalf of customers with our jointly engineered solution of VMware Cloud on AWS.

The maturity of this joint offering provides customers with a faster, secure, and cost-effective way to modernize applications and innovate in the cloud.

VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center software to AWS and enables customers to run production applications across VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, with optimized access to AWS native services.

This is why AWS is VMware’s preferred public cloud partner for all vSphere-based workloads, and VMware Cloud on AWS is the preferred service for AWS for all vSphere workloads.

A new 2020 IDC study shows the VMware Cloud on AWS service provides significant business and operational value to customers in improving their IT infrastructure, and delivers flexibility, agility, and scalability to their business.

In this study, IDC uncovers that on average, customers will realize an estimated 479 percent ROI over five years, so it makes sense that our customers became evangelists on the benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS to their business.

Check out the IDC Business Value Snapshot: The Business Value of VMware Cloud on AWS >>

Top Benefits of Choosing VMware Cloud on AWS

From global scalability and easier migrations, to reduced costs and simplified management of the overall solution, VMware Cloud on AWS customers are modernizing applications faster than they could before.

“The biggest benefits [of choosing VMware Cloud on AWS] are speed of adoption and ability to do scaling up and down fairly easily. High-end vendor support is important to us, being able to provision instances dynamically, and automation behind those instances. Those would be the big drivers.” ~ Anonymous, IDC: The Business Value of VMware Cloud on AWS

“The reason for choosing AWS over other providers was cost, that is always important to us.” ~ Anonymous, IDC: The Business Value of VMware Cloud on AWS

These benefits are made possible through the significant cost reductions and efficiencies driven with this hybrid solution. IDC also found that organizations see a 43 percent reduction in total operations costs covering several categories:

  • Estimated five-year ROI
  • Less unplanned downtime
  • Reduction in IT infrastructure costs


Source: IDC Business Value Snapshot: The Business Value of VMware Cloud on AWS.

Customers Prefer VMware Cloud on AWS for Migration and Modernization

In addition to the benefits stated above, organizations are seeing faster times to migrate, which is freeing up valuable developer resources to focus on building new architectures and applications.

This allows organizations to move away from a transactional approach with customers to a relationship building approach, continuing to improve how they integrate with and support their customers.

“The time freed up by VMware Cloud on AWS allowed all my engineers and my BI analyst to focus on building the new architecture, as well as new reports. From a company perspective, we have three core initiatives: data strategy, customer strategy, and making sure we are improving how we integrate with partners and support them. VMware Cloud on AWS basically started our data strategy, and it actually enables all three core initiatives.” ~ Anonymous, IDC: The Business Value of VMware Cloud on AWS

Check out the IDC Business Value Snapshot: The Business Value of VMware Cloud on AWS, and learn how organizations are realizing great business benefits as they modernize their applications and workloads with VMware Cloud on AWS.

Join VMware Cloud on AWS at re:Invent 2020

We encourage you to join us at AWS re:Invent 2020, during which we’ll have various sessions and content from AWS and our Platinum sponsor, VMware, discussing VMware Cloud on AWS and other joint solutions such as Amazon RDS on VMware.

Make sure you tune in to Andy Jassy’s keynote on Dec. 1 starting at 8am PST. Join our dedicated breakout session on “Architectural Best Practices for VMware Cloud on AWS,” and watch an on-demand video by VMware on how to “Build, Run, Manage, Connect, and Protect Hybrid Clouds with VMware.”

Take a look at this Know Before You Go Guide for a comprehensive view of related content and activities:

  • Architectural Patterns and Best Practices for Running Workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS (ENT309)
    Aarthi Raju, Sr. Manager, Solutions Architecture, Amazon Web Services
  • Build, Run, Manage, Connect, and Protect Hybrid Clouds with VMware (ENT285-S)
    Vittoio Viarengo, VMware and Neil Smith (Scottish government)
  • theCUBE interviews with Matt Garman, Sanjay Poonen, Dave Brown, and Mark Lohmeyer
    Details to be announced soon!