Press Release

VMware and Dell EMC Partner to Deliver First Data Protection Solution for VMware Cloud on AWS

Story Highlights

  • Announced today, VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service running on elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure
  • Dell EMC is the first to offer data protection for VMware Cloud on AWS, including backup and recovery for workloads running in VMware Cloud on AWS
  • Dell EMC Data Domain and Data Protection Suite provide self-service data protection services tightly integrated with VMware vSphere
VMworld—Las Vegas, August 28, 2017 - 

VMware (NYSE: VMW) and Dell EMC today announced a new partnership for VMware Cloud on AWS, which will bring Dell EMC data protection to VMware Cloud on AWS.

Delivered, sold and supported by VMware as an on-demand service, and running on elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure, VMware® Cloud™ on AWS is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation™, the unified SDDC that integrates vSphere®, VMware vSAN™ and VMware NSX® virtualization technologies. The extended partnership with Dell EMC will offer customers of VMware Cloud on AWS integrated data protection capabilities with Dell EMC’s Data Domain and Data Protection Suite for Applications solutions, providing backup and recovery solutions for workloads running in VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS customers will also have the option to easily add Dell EMC data protection through a few simple clicks when ordering new on-demand services. 

“As a verified industry leader in Data Protection, Dell EMC was a strong choice for our first data protection solution supporting VMware Cloud on AWS,” said Rajiv Ramaswami, Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services, VMware. “The native integration across the VMware portfolio offers transparency and ease of use for our customers, especially those moving toward the software-defined data center. This is an exciting first step in partner support for VMware Cloud for AWS.”

This partnership further enhances data protection for VMware by leveraging Dell EMC’s portfolio-wide native integration with VMware, particularly vSphere, so organizations can manage data protection functions through familiar VMware interfaces—providing seamless, automated protection for data stored in VMware Cloud on AWS. 

Dell EMC data protection will offer the same enterprise-grade protection for VMware Cloud on AWS as it does for on-premises and hybrid cloud—meaning that all data is protected equally, no matter where it resides.

“Our entire portfolio is architected for tight integration with VMware, so being the first vendor to protect VMware Cloud on AWS is an easy extension of our existing partnership,” said Beth Phalen, President, Data Protection, Dell EMC. “Data protection needs and challenges don’t go away even as customers move to a software-defined data center, and the need for familiarity and simplicity is incredibly important as companies work to do more with less in a software-defined world. This new stage of our partnership with VMware is designed to give customers peace of mind for their data in VMware Cloud on AWS.”

About VMware

VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, helps customers realize possibilities by accelerating their digital transformation journeys. With VMware solutions, organizations are improving business agility by modernizing data centers and integrating public clouds, driving innovation with modern apps, creating exceptional experiences by empowering the digital workspace, and safeguarding customer trust by transforming security. With 2016 revenue of $7.09 billion, VMware is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA and has over 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners worldwide.

About Dell EMC

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

VMware, Cloud Foundation, vSphere, vSAN, and NSX are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Press Contacts

Dell EMC:
Megan Lane
781.426.6382
megan.lane@dell.com

 

VMware:
Ken Lotich
916.740.4335
klotich@vmware.com

 

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