Enterprises need an easier way to migrate their complex workloads to the cloud in a cost-effective, secure, efficient manner. Recent changes in compliance require organizations to ensure that their data is private and sovereign.

With VMware Cloud on AWS, enterprises can seamlessly migrate workloads from on-premises to the cloud without the need for application re-architecture or conversion. Now, using Equinix and AWS Direct Connect, organizations have the ability to improve performance by building a digital edge—closest to users, clouds and networks—on a global interconnection platform.

Using VMware Cloud on AWS and Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) on Platform Equinix®, customers can manage complex hybrid cloud issues, such as:

Disaster recovery: Granularly protect on-premises workloads with cost effective full or partial disaster recovery (DR) and backup in the cloud.
Workload migration: Migrate workloads from a simple vSphere platform on-premises to a fully software-defined data center in VMware Cloud on AWS.
Data center extension (hybrid cloud): Extend a data center on-premises to VMware Cloud on AWS. Expand geographic reach and meet on-demand capacity or seasonal demand spikes.
Hybrid applications: Gain the ability to freely move your applications between on-premises and cloud.


Benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS at Equinix

Security: Bypass the public internet with a secure, direct connection to AWS
Predictability: Gain fast, predictable performance by choosing a 1GB or 10GB connection to AWS
Sovereignty: Specify the location of your data using 200 data centers worldwide
Privacy: Establish a private connection to AWS and comply with data privacy laws
Cost: Pay for only what you use with automated near real-time billing
Latency: Reduce latency to as little as 1 millisecond per round trip
Throughput: Increase data transfer speeds using a dedicated (non-shared) connection to AWS

Currently, VMware Cloud on AWS is delivered, sold and supported globally by VMware and its partners with availability in the following AWS Regions: U.S. West (Oregon), U.S. East (N. Virginia), Europe (London), Europe (Frankfurt) and Asia Pacific (Sydney).

AWS Direct Connect services are currently offered in Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers located in Amsterdam, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Osaka, São Paulo, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington D.C./Northern Virginia, Helsinki, Madrid, Miami, Paris, Rio De Janeiro, Toronto, New York, Atlanta, Culpeper, Hong Kong, Perth, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Manchester, Stockholm, Zurich and Denver and Warsaw—covering more markets than any other data center provider.

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Equinix is the global leader in interconnection and our global reach is unmatched with:
200 data centers in three regions
5 continents and 28 countries
52 metro markets worldwide
30+ AWS Direct Connect locations

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