AWS hybrid cloud solutions - Hybrid Cloud with AWS

AWS hybrid cloud solutions

In addition to providing services and solutions to implement the building blocks identified in the Operations and Management Framework for Hybrid Cloud with AWS section of this whitepaper, AWS also provides AWS Outposts and VMware Cloud on AWS to provide a fully integrated hybrid cloud solution.

AWS Outposts

AWS Outposts brings native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility. You can use the same APIs, the same tools, the same hardware, and the same functionality across on-premises infrastructure and the cloud to deliver a consistent hybrid experience. Outposts can support workloads that must remain on-premises due to low latency or local data processing needs.

AWS Outposts come in two variants:

  • VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts enables you to use the same VMware control plane and APIs you use to run your infrastructure,

  • The AWS native variant of AWS Outposts enables you to use the same APIs and control plane you use to run in the AWS cloud, but on-premises.

AWS Outposts infrastructure is fully managed, maintained, and supported by AWS to deliver access to the latest AWS services.

VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud on AWS is an integrated cloud offering jointly developed by AWS and VMware, delivering a highly scalable, secure, and innovative service that enables organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud running on EC2 bare-metal infrastructure. VMware Cloud on AWS is ideal for enterprise IT infrastructure and operations organizations looking to migrate their on-premises vSphere-based workloads to the public cloud, consolidate and extend their data center capacities, and optimize, simplify and modernize their disaster recovery solutions.

With VMware Cloud on AWS, you can simplify your Hybrid IT operations by using the same VMware Cloud Foundation technologies, including vSphere, vSAN, NSX, and vCenter Server across your on-premises data centers and on the AWS Cloud without having to purchase any new or custom hardware, rewrite applications, or modify your operating models. The service automatically provisions infrastructure and provides full VM compatibility and workload portability between your on-premises environments and the AWS Cloud.