VMware Cloud on AWS
Rapidly extend, migrate and protect your VMware environment to the AWS Cloud, VMware’s preferred hybrid cloud option for vSphere workloads.

Getting Started with VMware Cloud on AWS

Deliver a seamless hybrid cloud by extending your on-premises vSphere environment to the AWS Cloud. AWS is VMware's preferred public cloud partner for all vSphere-based workloads.
IDC White Paper: Business Value of Running Apps on VMware Cloud on AWS
The white paper is the result of a survey conducted by IDC, which interviewed organizations about how VMware Cloud on AWS is impacting their businesses. The findings were impactful, with highlights that include organizations reporting remarkable gains like:
  • 46 percent faster migrations.

  • 57 percent lower cost to migrate.
  • 59 percent less staff time to migrate.
Key capabilities of VMware Cloud on AWS
The only hybrid cloud solution that allows you to modernize, protect and scale vSphere-based applications leveraging AWS, the world’s leading public cloud.
Enterprise-grade capabilities
Leverage predictable, high-performance compute, storage and networking delivered by VMware vSphere®, vSAN™ and NSX® running on modern Nitro system-based Amazon EC2 elastic, bare-metal infrastructure.
• Ensure application uptime through capabilities built directly in the service, such as vSphere HA, DRS, auto host remediation and stretched clusters for zero-RPO infrastructure availability.
• Prevent the lateral spread of threats with dynamic policy-driven NSX micro-segmentation and distributed firewalls.
• Secure all data at rest with vSAN software-based encryption.
Simple and consistent operations
Reduce operational overhead and achieve your cloud strategy faster, whether it is migration, extension, or protection, by leveraging existing skills, tools, processes and familiar VMware technologies.
• Get a single inventory view of on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS resources using vCenter® Server® technology.
• Leverage the in-product, unified support experience that brings together intelligent search, chat support, service request management, service health and community help available at your fingertips.
Flexible consumption
• Align costs to business needs with flexible consumption options and investment protection.
• Consume on-demand hourly or take advantage of one-year and three-year reserved models for deeper discounts.
• Get started rapidly and provision an entire VMware SDDC environment in 2 hours.
• Add or remove hosts in minutes or let Elastic DRS to do it automatically based on optimal utilization.
Familiar and seamless
Continue using familiar VMware technologies – plus a broad range of third-party technology solution providers that are validated to work with VMware Cloud on AWS.
• Leverage a single point of contact for all your support issues.
• Focus on your apps while VMware and its partners take care of infrastructure patches and upgrades.
• Empower infrastructure teams to run the most resource-intensive apps with all the performance, availability and scale requirements they need, while your development teams focus on your business requirements.
Why VMware Cloud on AWS?
Simplify cloud migration of any scale

Migrate thousands of virtual machines, live, without retrofit – from individual apps to entire data centers.

Eliminate rework tax and reduce risk

Leverage consistent infrastructure and operations to integrate the public cloud with your existing investments.
​Modernize your apps

Leverage cloud-scale infrastructure and services to extend the value of your enterprise apps.

Leverage cloud-scale infrastructure and services to extend the value of your enterprise apps.
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