VMware’s partnership with AWS highlights delicate balance as it navigates hybrid world

siliconangle | December 04, 2019

VMware Inc.’s evolving partnership with Amazon Web Services Inc. has at times resembled the move of a friend into the home of close acquaintance. First there are a few books, then some furniture and finally both are living wholly under the same roof. After officially unveiling VMware Cloud on AWS in 2017, obtainable only through VMware, the two companies announced in May that customers could buy the service directly through AWS and the cloud provider’s sizable partner network. In October, VMware moved closer to integrating its empire with the public cloud provider’s by making the Amazon Relational Database Service available for customers running VMware vSphere. These moves over the past two years are part of VMware’s larger strategy to pivot toward the cloud, but it clearly will take time.

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An October 2016 Bitdefender survey of 250 IT decision makers in the United States in companies with more than 1,000 PCs shows that virtualization is a strategic priority, yet they are still not fully ready for the security challenges this environment brings. Hybrid infrastructures have become the major common architecture in the enterprise environment and CIOs have to adapt to the new world. This survey, carried out by iSense Solutions, shows the main security concerns and issues they face. What cyber threats are companies not ready to handle? What are the main concerns regarding the security management of hybrid infrastructures? Why do IT decision makers fear for their jobs?

Spotlight

An October 2016 Bitdefender survey of 250 IT decision makers in the United States in companies with more than 1,000 PCs shows that virtualization is a strategic priority, yet they are still not fully ready for the security challenges this environment brings. Hybrid infrastructures have become the major common architecture in the enterprise environment and CIOs have to adapt to the new world. This survey, carried out by iSense Solutions, shows the main security concerns and issues they face. What cyber threats are companies not ready to handle? What are the main concerns regarding the security management of hybrid infrastructures? Why do IT decision makers fear for their jobs?

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