Equinix delivers private connections to VMware Cloud on AWS

MIKE WHEATLEY | August 29, 2018

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Data center operator Equinix Inc. is teaming up with VMware Inc. to offer private connectivity through its global infrastructure to VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services via AWS Direct Connect. With the offering, enterprises will be able to access VMware Cloud on AWS through a private connection that bypasses the public internet. The benefits of doing so include faster connectivity and greater security, Exquinix said. VMware Cloud on AWS is a relatively new service that allows customers to run applications built atop of its VMware’s vSphere virtualization platform on Amazon’s public cloud infrastructure. It also enables access to the full gamut of AWS services, giving developers much more freedom and flexibility when it comes to building their apps. The service integrates vSphere with other services including VMware’s vSAN and NSX products that provide storage and networking. Together, these products make up a new “digital foundation” for applications spanning multiple clouds, which was the company’s main pitch during Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger’s keynote this week at the VMworld 2018 conference in Las Vegas.

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