UK first to see VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) partnership

krayVMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have launched their European partnership and the UK the first market to go live.

VMware Cloud on AWS was first announced in 2016 and puts VMware’s private cloud available on AWS’ public cloud infrastructure. It has been kicking around the US since last year, and the UK is the second market to see it.

It gives VMware partners the ability themselves to extend using native AWS service capabilities. So far two partners have signed up for the programme, one of which is Softcat.

The launch sees VMware expand its Solution Provider and Cloud Provider programmes to include VMware Cloud on AWS, and release a new competency for the service.

VMware said that its partnership with AWS shows its belief that there is “no question” hybrid cloud will ultimately rule.

AWS that the public cloud vendor expects the “vast majority” of workloads to run in the public cloud eventually.

VMware Cloud for AWS will soon be available in other European markets, with a launch in Germany set to take place soon.