by Adam Armstrong

VMware Announces VMware Cloud On AWS GovCloud

VMware Inc. announced that its popular VMware Cloud on AWS would soon also be on AWS GovCloud. This will allow United States public sector agencies to leverage common cloud infrastructure on premises and in the public cloud without forgoing security. This will give government agencies the ability to improve efficiency, lower costs, and operate within FedRAMP authority.

VMware and government agencies have about a 20-year history of working together on technology solutions. All cabinet-level agencies, all military services, the Department of Defense, the Intelligence community and the Judicial and Legislative branches of government have used the technology from VMware. As regulations and rules change, VMware is changing with them to continue to provide the government customers needs (based on the same technology), especially as they adopt more of a hybrid cloud approach. 

Benefits include:

  • Inclusion of VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension as part of the service for fast, cost-effective bulk migration of applications with no replatforming, retesting, or change in tooling required
  • Zero downtime live migration of applications through VMware vSphere vMotion
  • Reduced downtime and lower costs through consistent and efficient VMware Cloud infrastructure and operations
  • Direct access to a breadth of AWS services available on AWS GovCloud (US)
  • Uninterrupted operations and service delivery for constituent through disaster recovery and Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) capabilities
  • Rapid time to value with the ability to scale host capacity up or down in a few minutes and spin up an entire VMware SDDC in a couple of hours

VMware Cloud Foundation powers VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud. It runs on Amazon EC2 dedicated, elastic, bare-metal infrastructure. The new solution will be expected to be delivered, sold, and supported by VMware and its channel partners. 

VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud

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