Gartner Research

What VMware Cloud on AWS Could Do for — and to — Your Business

Published: 26 October 2017

ID: G00333275

Analyst(s): Craig Lowery, Mike Dorosh

Summary

VMware Cloud on AWS, a cloud-based software-defined data center service, is now generally available. Technology product management leaders at cloud service providers must assess the short- and long-term opportunities before investing in services for this new offering.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The launch of VMware Cloud on AWS provides opportunities to expand managed services to VMware customers who are considering other hybrid cloud solutions
  • VMware's existing base of service provider partners will create a crowded market for services in support of VMware Cloud on AWS, leading to intense competition
  • The service will be a common solution for hosting VMware-based workloads in public cloud, likely hastening the migration of workloads to AWS-native hosting services

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