Gartner Research

Assessing the Design and Impact of 'VMware Cloud on AWS'

Published: 01 February 2018

ID: G00328085

Analyst(s): Alan Waite , Angelina Troy


VMware Cloud on AWS offers flexible infrastructure for technical professionals designing solutions that require VMware-based servers outside their data centers. This research clarifies the design, strengths, weaknesses and recommended use cases for this technology.

Table Of Contents


  • VMware Cloud on AWS Is…
  • VMware Cloud on AWS Is Not…
  • VMware Cloud on AWS Architecture
  • VMware Cloud on AWS Use Cases
    • Flexible Capacity
    • Holding Pattern
    • Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity
    • Data Center Consolidation/Exit, Alternative to Colocation
    • Edge Computing
    • Geographic Expansion
    • VM Proximity to AWS Services
  • Pricing and Costs
  • Current Limitations
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


  • Conclusion

The Details

  • Hybrid Orchestration
  • Ownership and Management
  • Hosts
  • Accounts
  • Networks and Security

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