Rapid, Seamless Transition to the Hybrid Cloud
VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel® Xeon® processors offers a fully managed, on-demand service for the VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) running directly on bare-metal AWS infrastructure. Thanks to consistent infrastructure across VMware vSphere-based private clouds and the public AWS Cloud, your customers no longer need to re-architect their enterprise applications and can accelerate cloud migrations.
For example, if your customers are already running VMware on-premises on Intel Xeon processor-based servers, they’ll benefit from the same Intel software optimizations and robust application testing in VMware Cloud on AWS. They’ll also be able to use popular vSphere features, such as vMotion for load balancing, and upgrades and migrations between on-premises and the cloud.
Built on High-Performance Intel® Processor Technology
VMware Cloud on AWS is delivered on next-generation memory- and storage-optimized bare metal instances and features low-latency Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)-based solid-state drives (SSDs). Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are designed to take full advantage of these highly scalable memory and storage bandwidths. Designed for next-generation data centers, Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver a 1.65x average performance boost1 over previous-generation processors and up to 4x more virtual machines (VMs) per server2 for a potentially lower total cost of ownership (TCO).3
VMware Cloud on AWS provides a choice of instance types—i3, R5, and i3en—with varying compute, memory, and storage options to allow customers to "right size" the instance for their specific use case.
Enhanced Disaster Recovery and App Migration
Powered by 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, i3en instances include new capabilities that provide an enhanced solution for disaster recovery and the cloud migration of data-intensive applications.
Intel® technology-powered i3en instances allow your customers to load more resources on fewer instances, while scaling up performance. They are perfectly suited to those needing improved compute performance, higher storage density, and increased read/write performance. Examples of workloads that will benefit from these new instances include high-performance computing and analytics, data warehousing, distributed file systems, and large databases of all kinds.
Greater Performance and Lower Costs on Intel
Thanks to multi-year engineering collaborations with VMware and AWS, 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors take advantage of the scalable memory, storage, and network bandwidth offered by VMware Cloud on the new AWS i3en instance (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: i3en instances offer greater performance, memory, storage, and network bandwidths compared with i3 instances.
Customers running Oracle database workloads within VMware Cloud on AWS can expect to achieve 18 percent more throughput per core and about double the throughput for similar-sized software-defined data centers (SDDCs) with i3en than with i3 instances.4 The same performance increases also apply to customers running Microsoft SQL Server database workloads.5
VMware Cloud on Intel-Based AWS in the Real World
Many well-known organizations around the world are already benefitting from the increased speed and agility of a hybrid cloud environment built on VMware Cloud with Intel-based AWS instances. For example:
- Education: A school district migrated critical workloads to VMware cloud on AWS in one week, without having to re-platform or re-architect
- Healthcare: A technology partner to a large health and care system needed a hybrid cloud platform to provide scale and agility and support digital enabled care
- Financial services: A well-known mortgage loan company migrated almost 600 workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS from on-premises
To hear each of these customer stories in more detail, watch the VMware Cloud webinar.
To learn more about how Intel can help your customer deploy VMware on AWS with technical and funding resources, visit aws.com/intel or contact your local account team.
The following papers may be of interest for those wanting to learn more about Oracle or Microsoft SQL on VMware: