Amazon Web Services has emerged as a dominant force in cloud computing by hosting various other companies’ technology infrastructure in its massive data centers. however AWS is usually also rolling out services for companies of which do of which the old way.
On Monday, Amazon along with VMware introduced a edition of Amazon’s cloud-based database management software of which’s meant for companies of which still use on-premises data centers.
The announcement at VMware’s VMworld conference in Las Vegas is usually the latest example of Amazon’s shift in strategy to support corporate computing outside its own facilities, even as more business moves to the cloud, where AWS is usually the market leader. The move strengthens AWS’ so-called hybrid-cloud offerings against rivals Microsoft, Google along with IBM.
The software, which will be available inside the next few months, is usually designed to make of which easier for network administrators to run their databases across more servers, regardless of whether those machines are stored in house or hosted by Amazon. The product — Amazon Relational Database Service on VMware — supports well-liked databases via Microsoft along with Oracle, as well as open-source options like MariaDB.
Amazon along with VMware began working together on a combination of cloud along with on-premises technology in October 2016. The partnership is usually helpful for systems administrators who are familiar with VMware along with want to take advantage of cloud.
VMware shares have more than doubled since of which deal was announced. The company has rolled out several updates, along with hundreds of VMware customers are using its technology on AWS, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said on the company’s quarterly earnings call on Thursday.
The completely new technology could pose a threat to Microsoft’s Azure Stack, on-premises software tools of which mirror what’s available inside the company’s Azure public cloud.
“Amazon reps today, when they hear Azure Stack, they bring in VMware Cloud on AWS,” Sanjay Poonen, VMware’s chief operating officer, told CNBC last week. “The partnership with VMware is usually the best alternative to Azure Stack.”
of which could also represent a completely new challenge to Oracle, which operates its own public cloud. Amazon has been working to move off of Oracle’s database software entirely.
Gelsinger has told analysts of which VMware’s work with AWS would likely not result in a material amount of revenue of which year. Stifel analysts wrote in a note last week of which they don’t expect material revenue via VMware on AWS until at least VMware’s 2020 fiscal year, which begins in April 2019.