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This week at AWS RE:Invent 2018 VMware announced the Initial Availability of VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US). This sought-after service gives United States government customers and partners the ability to run production vSphere-based workloads in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. In addition, this service has completed a FedRAMP High Baseline Readiness Assessment Report (RAR) that is being reviewed by the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO).

VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) enables United States public sector agencies to leverage a common cloud infrastructure on premises and in the public cloud to further increase agility and security, while maximizing the usage of existing IT investments. VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) can provide the hardened security and production-grade capabilities that government agencies require with the speed and flexibility of a cloud service, delivered with consistent infrastructure and operations.

 

 

VMware has a long history of providing federal, state, and local government agencies with software products that simplify the operation and management of IT. VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) is a jointly engineered, highly secure, and scalable hybrid cloud service that brings VMware’s rich Software-Defined Data Center software to the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can now quickly derive instant business value from the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience.

Key capabilities include:

  • More secure infrastructure to meet stringent security and privacy controls
  • Industry-leading capabilities for production applications
  • Simple and consistent operations to eliminate retraining and rework
  • Flexible cloud consumption with rapid time to value

For more details on this powerful new service, read this article via the VMware Cloud Community blog.