Gartner Research

Comparing the Approaches of Microsoft Azure Stack and 'VMware Cloud on AWS'

Published: 07 February 2018

ID: G00343012

Analyst(s): Angelina Troy , Alan Waite


Microsoft Azure Stack and VMware Cloud on AWS enable IT solutions to more easily extend from data centers to public clouds, or vice versa. However, they have different approaches, impacts and value propositions. This document outlines the strengths and weaknesses of each for technical professionals.

Table Of Contents



  • The Microsoft Azure Stack Approach
    • The Use Cases for Microsoft Azure Stack
    • IT Groups Affected by the Microsoft Azure Stack Approach
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • The VMware Cloud on AWS Approach
    • The Use Cases for VMware Cloud on AWS
    • IT Groups Affected by the VMware Cloud on AWS Approach
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses


  • Align the Adoption Decision to Data Center and Cloud Strategies
  • Enable Cloud-Native Development Through Microsoft Azure Stack
  • Adopt VMware Cloud on AWS for Quick Time to Value

The Details

  • Overview of Hybrid Architectures for Cloud Computing

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