Rapidly Extend, Migrate and Protect Your VMware Environment to AWS, Orchestrated by CDW

As global workloads accelerate, the need for greater agility and global deployment options have driven public clouds to be increasingly more attractive.1 Many organisations view public clouds as a way to gain the flexibility and speed to respond to changing business needs, accelerate innovation and align costs to business requirements by managing upfront expenses, operational support and TCO.

However, in doing so, the same organisations are also recognising the benefit of having public clouds integrate and work seamlessly with their on-premises infrastructure while taking advantage of their existing teams, skillsets, tools and processes.

Modern enterprise applications benefit from an integrated and hybrid approach.

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VMware Cloud on AWS

VMware Cloud™ on AWS delivers on this promise by providing a unified infrastructure framework that bridges the gap between private and public clouds. VMware Cloud on AWS delivers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud that extends on-premises vSphere environments to a VMware SDDC running on Amazon EC2 elastic, bare-metal infrastructure and is fully integrated as part of the AWS Cloud.

VMware Cloud on AWS enables Enterprise IT and Operations teams to continue to add value to their business in the AWS cloud, while maximising their VMware investments, without the need to buy new hardware. This offering enables customers to quickly and confidently scale up or down capacity, without change or friction, for any workload with access to native cloud services.


Accelerate and Simplify Your Data Centre Migration

Rapidly and easily migrate VMware vSphere®-based workloads to the cloud with VMware Cloud™ on AWS. Reduce the risk and cost of cloud migrations compared to alternatives that require conversions or re-architecture. Leverage familiar VMware tools and skillsets to accelerate cloud migrations. Once in the cloud, leverage VMware and AWS services to modernise your applications at your pace.


Extend Your Data Centre to the Cloud with Consistency

Have new projects? Want to expand into a new geography? Easily extend your footprint into the cloud and get VMware-consistent, enterprise-grade environments in the AWS cloud in a fast and cost-effective way with VMware Cloud on AWS.


Deliver Robust Disaster Recovery as a Cloud Service

Easily deliver business continuity with VMware Cloud Disaster Recover and VMware Site Recovery, on-demand disaster recovery as a service optimised for VMware Cloud on AWS. Accelerate time-to-protection, simplify disaster recovery operations, and reduce secondary site costs with cloud economics, while providing a secondary site that is operationally consistent with your VMware data centre.


Cost-Effectively Scale On-Demand Capacity in Minutes

Get VMware SDDC capacity in the AWS Cloud in minutes whenever your business needs to meet temporary, seasonal, or unplanned demand. Take advantage of elastic capacity and usage-based economics of VMware Cloud on AWS by seamlessly moving live applications into an environment that is operationally consistent with your VMware data centre.


Extend Your Virtual Desktops and Applications to the Cloud

Deliver a robust, feature-rich cloud platform for virtual desktops and applications with VMware Cloud on AWS. Get rapid time to value with cloud-scale agility by adding and extending desktop services without investing time or capital in additional data centre resources. Optimise infrastructure costs with flexible, consumption-based billing while paying only for what you actually use.

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Move Your Enterprise Apps to the Cloud without Rework

Extend on-premises data centres and easily migrate targeted application workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS without conversions. Obtain bi-directional workload portability between on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS. Modernise your applications through optimised access to native AWS services. 


At CDW, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help de-risk large projects such as this including migrating workloads to the public cloud. Our solution architects and technical experts can offer the support you need to correctly assess your current environment, plan for a successful upgrade and remove complexity.