VMware, Dell EMC Partner to Deliver First Data Protection Solution for Newly Launched VMware Cloud on AWS

At VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware and Dell EMC have announced a new partnership for VMware Cloud on AWS, which will bring Dell EMC data protection to VMware Cloud on AWS.

Delivered, sold and supported by VMware as an on-demand service, and running on elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure, VMware Cloud on AWS is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, a unified SDDC that integrates vSphere, VMware vSAN and VMware NSX virtualization technologies.

The extended partnership with Dell EMC will offer customers of VMware Cloud on AWS integrated data protection capabilities with Dell EMC’s Data Domain and Data Protection Suite for Applications solutions, providing backup and recovery solutions for workloads running in VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS customers would also have the option to “easily” add Dell EMC data protection through a few simple clicks when ordering new on-demand services.

dellemc poweredge serversAs a verified industry leader in Data Protection, Dell EMC was a strong choice for our first data protection solution supporting VMware Cloud on AWS,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services, VMware. “The native integration across the VMware portfolio offers transparency and ease of use for our customers, especially those moving toward the software-defined data center. This is an exciting first step in partner support for VMware Cloud for AWS.”

This partnership would further enhance data protection for VMware by leveraging Dell EMC’s portfolio-wide native integration with VMware, particularly vSphere, so organizations can manage data protection functions through familiar VMware interfaces providing “seamless, automated” protection for data stored in VMware Cloud on AWS.

Dell EMC data protection would offer the same “enterprise-grade” protection for VMware Cloud on AWS as it does for on-premises and hybrid cloud – meaning that all data is protected equally, no matter where it resides.

“Our entire portfolio is architected for tight integration with VMware, so being the first vendor to protect VMware Cloud on AWS is an easy extension of our existing partnership,” said Beth Phalen, President, Data Protection, Dell EMC. “Data protection needs and challenges don’t go away even as customers move to a software-defined data center, and the need for familiarity and simplicity is incredibly important as companies work to do more with less in a software-defined world. This new stage of our partnership with VMware is designed to give customers peace of mind for their data in VMware Cloud on AWS.”