VMware and AWS extend their partnership to include Africa

VMware and AWS have announced that they will be extending their partnership, to include Africa in their growing portfolio of cloud connectivity services

Now, VMware Cloud on AWS will be available from the AWS Africa environment in Cape Town. 

VMware Cloud launches in Africa

Through VMware Cloud on AWS, customers can run workloads across VMware vSphere-based hybrid cloud environments, with optimised access to AWS.

The service features built-in Kubernetes and optimised access to 200+ native AWS services including data, analytics, AI and ML. Additionally, more than 300 validated partner technology solutions are available to customers for use in VMware Cloud on AWS environments.

According to a Total Economic Impact study, commissioned by VMware, a composite organisation saw an average annual reduction in infrastructure and operations costs of more than 53% when running in VMware Cloud on AWS (compared to the equivalent capacity). 

“By partnering with AWS, we can deliver faster, easier, and more cost-effective cloud computing, enabling greater innovation and significantly reducing an organisation's time-to-market,” commented Lorna Hardie, Senior Director Sub-Saharan Africa, VMware. 

“Cloud adoption still lags in Africa, a continent that makes up 5% of the world's GDP but accounts for less than 1%(2) of global public cloud services revenue. With today’s announcement, customers can now seamlessly and without disruption move to a cloud environment compatible with their existing VMware deployments and truly start to embrace hybrid cloud.”

“We are pleased to see the AWS and VMware relationship continues to enable customers to modernise applications and innovate faster,” added Chris Erasmus, Country Manager, AWS South Africa.

“With VMware Cloud on AWS available in the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region, customers can now operate a consistent and seamless hybrid cloud environment that combines the VMware software with AWS's functionality, security, and operational expertise. We look forward to working together and bringing a deeper level of value to our customers in South Africa.” 

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