AWS does hybrid cloud with on-prem hardware, VMware help
Amazon Web Services took square aim at the data center this week by tying in VMware technology and rolling out two new services and on-remise hardware to help customers build and support hybrid clouds.
The new service, called Outposts, lets users choose between on premises servers and storage, which they can order in quarter, half, and full rack units. Outposts can be upgraded with the latest hardware and next-generation instances to run all native AWS and VMware applications, AWS stated. A second version VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts lets customers use the a VMware control plane and APIs to run the hybrid environment.