Amazon Invites VMware Customers to the Party
Amazon recently announced the new AWS Management Portal for VMware’s vCenter, which is detailed in this blog post. This is yet another step in Amazon’s quest to land more enterprise workloads in its industry-leading public cloud infrastructure. While Amazon continues to dominate public cloud workloads, VMware is a serious player in the private cloud space due to its 56% share of the enterprise virtualization market.
VMware is counting on its base to help it win customers over with its hybrid and public cloud services. One of its advantages is that so many administrators have years of expertise with the VMware tools and don’t face a steep learning curve to adopt VMware’s hybrid and public cloud solutions. The new AWS plugin for vCenter lets administrators continue to use the tools they are familiar with to explore the AWS public cloud infrastructure, as shown in the image below.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in The Virtualization Practice Newsletter.