Data Centers Added Across Europe and US to Expand Rollout of VMware Cloud on AWS

At VMworld 2018 Europe, VMware has announced the expansion of its VMware Cloud on AWS hybrid cloud service in Europe and the United States, with expected additional new regions forthcoming in AWS EU (Ireland), AWS West (N. California) and AWS East (Ohio) in Q4 2018.

VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s software-defined data center to the AWS cloud. Based on VMware Cloud Foundation, this hybrid cloud service would deliver consistent infrastructure and consistent operations from the data center to the cloud, enabling customers to “seamlessly” migrate to the cloud, scale on demand and deliver on next generation application strategies.

VMware Mark Lohmeyer
Mark Lohmeyer

“The worldwide footprint of VMware Cloud on AWS continues to grow,” said Mark Lohmeyer, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware. “For the first time we’re launching in multiple regions simultaneously while continuing to drive innovation into our global data centers. VMware Cloud on AWS is becoming the preferred environment for customers migrating VMware-based workloads to the cloud. And with more than 200 partners achieving solution competency in just six months, the industry support is stronger than ever. With today’s launch we’re giving our customers an even stronger hybrid cloud solution to support their most demanding application needs, with the enhanced security and scale they require.”

Jointly engineered by VMware and AWS, applications deployed in this environment would benefit from “robust” disaster protection and optimized access to AWS services. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams would be enabled to quickly derive instant business value from use of the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience.

VMware Cloud on AWS is delivered, sold and supported by VMware and its partner community.

EMEA Client Cases

Playtika is a pioneer in the gaming industry. It has been one of the first companies to offer free-to-play social games on social networks and, shortly after, on mobile platforms. Today, Playtika supports more than 22 million active users. VMware Cloud on AWS provides the company with “a consistent hybrid cloud environment” to support continuous global expansion.

“As a business that is growing both organically and through M&A, Playtika needs fast access to cloud resources that are consistent with our existing environment,” said Erez Rachmil, vice president of IT & research and development, Playtika. “With VMware Cloud on AWS, Playtika created a new development environment for hundreds of developers in only a few days. We also successfully migrated 600 game development VMs to VMware Cloud on AWS using HCX to expand our footprint without disrupting the business or changing policies and internal procedures.”

Founded in Germany in 1949, the Otto Group is a globally operating retail and services group with around 51,800 employees. The Group includes 123 major companies and is present in over 30 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Its business activities are grouped into three segments: Multichannel Retail, Financial Services and Service. VMware Cloud on AWS provides the company reduced costs associated with spare capacity in their on premises data centers, among other benefits.

“Our businesses cover the full spectrum of retail and retail-related services and, as such, they have unique demands that require our team to react with speed and agility,” said Werner Peters, Hybrid Cloud Architect, Otto Group. “VMware Cloud on AWS has enabled us to adopt a hybrid cloud environment, providing the flexibility an organization consisting of more than 100 companies requires. VMware Cloud on AWS has received rave reviews from members of our IT team as it allows them to react quickly to the demands of their specific team while improving our own applications easily with additional AWS services. In addition, we are reducing costs associated with spare capacity in our on premises data centers.”