With a promise of accelerating and simplifying enterprise cloud migration, VMware and AWS have brought VMware Cloud on AWS to Europe, rolling out the platform for customers in the Old Continent.
The biggest news story in cloud this week was the expansion of this service that lets users speed up cloud migrations.
And while the UK market is the first to go live, Germany is next, as the company looks to speed up availability not just in Europe but across the globe. Brandon Sweeney, the VMware global channel boss revealed that the company worked with two key partners in the UK ahead of launch.
Computacenter and Softcat.
He reaffirmed his belief that there was no question that hybrid cloud will ultimately rule the landscape, as enterprises that have been operating on-premise since the start are now expanding their horizons.
On the other hand, Mark Lohmeyer, vice president and general manager of the cloud platform business unit at VMware, is already aiming big:
“Since launching VMware Cloud on AWS just six months ago, we’ve seen tremendous interest from our global customer base and multi-national enterprises. Today marks an essential starting point for our global expansion to deliver unparalleled hybrid cloud services in major geographies around the world.
The VMware and AWS teams are driving a phenomenal pace of innovation, delivering the third major update, with many compelling new capabilities and use-cases, in just six months. Customers across virtually every industry are adopting VMware Cloud on AWS because it gives them a scalable, operationally consistent hybrid cloud that meets their most business-critical use cases.”
VMware said that the service has already been taken up customers in key fields like education, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, oil and gas, professional services and technology, as well as transportation.
First announced in 2016, the solution officially saw daylight last year, making the VMware private cloud available on the AWS public cloud infrastructure.
And although VMware and AWS have talked about bringing the solution to the Asia Pacific region later this year, the two companies have yet to reveal a time frame for this. But we do know for a fact that it’s coming in 2018, and it’s going to be just as big as Europe and US.