back to article VMware’s Amazonian incarnation drops requirement to run on dedicated hosts

VMware has made a profound change to its partnership with AWS by removing the need to run its wares on dedicated clusters. VMware Cloud on AWS was the virtualization giant’s first partnership with a hyperscale public cloud and launched in 2017 with a requirement to rent four hosts and sign up for one or three years and spend …

  1. Peter-Waterman1

    I don't get it; why pay VMWare a premium to run a VM on AWS?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Because the more middlemen there are grabbing a buck, the more middlemen there are to point fingers at when your business goes outnof business because the hard drive your data was on goes bad and your cloud provided couldn't be bothered assing about with backups.

    2. Michael Duke

      Because you have a fully virtualized VMware environment with an ecosystem of management, applications, skills and processes that support a VMware environment but need or want to run some workloads in public cloud.

      Because you want to use AWS as your DR site so you do not need to standup a complete replica in another "local"ish data center.

      There are a myriad of reasons for it.

      1. Peter-Waterman1

        Honestly, it does not take a lot of learning to work out how to spin up a VM and run on AWS....

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Five years too late

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Other stories you might like