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Amazon And VMware: A Partnership Made In The Cloud

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Amazon And VMware: A Partnership Made In The Cloud

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)'s Amazon Web Services (AWS) and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) revealed a tactical partnership to create and deliver a flawlessly integrated hybrid offering. This would give their customers a "full software-defined data center experience (SDDC)."

The two companies indicated that their customers could run apps in VMwarevSphere-based private, public and hybrid cloud conditions. VMware disclosed that its cloud on AWS would be available in mid-2017 as an on-demand, elastically scalable service. The company would disclose the pricing before the availability date.

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CEO of VMware, Pat Gelsinger, commented, "This new service will make it easier for customers to preserve their investment in existing applications and processes while taking advantage of the global footprint, advanced capabilities, and scale of the AWS public cloud."

The company revealed that the new service represented significant investment in engineering, operations, support and sales resources from both companies. The two firms disclosed that it would run on next-generation, elastic, bare metal AWS infrastructure.

At last check, VMware was up 0.86 percent at $73.66 in Friday's pre-market session, while Amazon was up 0.57 percent at $834.01.

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