Product News Program Updates VMware Cloud on AWS

Updates to VMware Cloud on AWS and Partner Validations

In March, VMware added the following new features to VMware Cloud on AWS:

  • Improved customer on-boarding experience
  • Enhanced health and alert monitoring
  • vSAN Compression/De-dupe support
  • HLM support for vSphere 6.0u3
  • vMotion over L2VPN
  • New NSX network layout for Multi-AZ support
  • L2 and L3 VPN improvements
  • Multi-AZ capability (in tech preview)

For an in-depth look at the latest VMware Cloud on AWS announcement, visit the VMware Cloud Briefing site.

The TAP team also hosted a Developer Deep Dive on the new features of the service. If you missed this session, the recording is now available on VMware Partner TV.

VMware Cloud on AWS Validation

In parallel to the growth of features and capabilities, VMware has had a successful year validating and adding many technology partners to the VMware Cloud on AWS ecosystem. Within a year, we have successfully validated partners in categories such as on-demand capacity, cloud migration, application migration, data protection, DevOps and many others.

VMware would like to thank our Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) members for supporting VMware Cloud on AWS ecosystem by validating their solutions. If you are a TAP member who has yet to do so, we welcome you to validate your solution on VMware Cloud on AWS.

In the past few months, partners like Actifio, BitDefender, Checkpoint, Delphix, Embotics, Harmonic, Hitachi, Loadbalancer, Nokia, Siemens, Rackware, PrimaryIO, Gridable.io, Infinidat, and ScienceLogic have validated their solutions. In addition, Dell EMC has released a new data protection bundle specifically designed for VMware Cloud on AWS. A full list of validated VMware Cloud on AWS partner solutions can be found on the VMware Solutions Exchange (VSX) Marketplace.

Testing Opportunities

Leveraging VMware Cloud on AWS enables VMware Technology Alliance Partners to extend their applications that have been certified and are currently running on vSphere into the world’s largest hybrid cloud environment. Current VMware Technology Alliance Partners in good program standing have the opportunity to submit an application to test their application/infrastructure component on VMware Cloud on AWS. The application provides VMware with insights on your application, the services it requires, and the opportunities once testing is completed, to ensure mutual success for both our Technology Partners and joint customers.

There are two simple ways you can test your existing applications or infrastructure components with VMware Cloud on AWS. You will need to schedule in advance a no charge environment through our Real VMC (single host) capabilities to be used for up to 5 days OR you can purchase your own 1-Node or 4-Node dedicated development VMware Cloud on AWS instance at a discounted rate.

No Charge Environments for Testing

Once you have requested and submitted your application for testing and have been approved by the appropriate VMware stakeholders, you will need to schedule your test time (up to 5 days) on a Real VMC single host VMware Cloud on AWS host to test in a live environment. This testing is not intended for scale purposes but functionality testing in a single host environment. Upon successful testing in this environment and submission an exit survey, VMware will consider the application/infrastructure component tested on VMware on AWS.

Dedicated Development Instances for Co-development and Testing

Any VMware technology partner that wants to have their own instance of VMware Cloud on AWS for development & testing can purchase, at a discounted rate, their own 1-Host or 4-Host cluster to leverage. The first step to accessing a dedicated development instance of VMware Cloud on AWS is to complete and submit a testing application.

Questions?

To get started, email vmcisv@vmware.com to complete an online application for each application/infrastructure component you wish to test.

For more information, please contact vmcisv@vmware.com or your TAP Account Manager.

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