End users and database administrators alike now have access to a cloud-like database management experience
For the past nine years, Amazon RDS has been alleviating the pain of database management for hundreds of thousands of customers, delivering high availability, durability, and security for databases running in AWS.
Amazon RDS on VMware will bring this same experience to VMware-based data centres.
It will manage databases from ground to cloud, enabling access to AWS through a single, simple interface.
Customers can also use Amazon RDS for VMware to enable low-cost, high-availability hybrid deployments, database disaster recovery to AWS, read replica bursting to Amazon RDS in the AWS Cloud, and long-term database archival in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
“When we originally partnered on VMware Cloud on AWS, our message was clear – we’re giving customers what they want, the best of both worlds from the leaders in private and public cloud. With Amazon RDS for VMware, we’re doing it again,” says Pat Gelsinger, VMware chief executive, who announced the new service at VMworld this week in Las Vegas.
“This time we’re taking innovation from AWS and bringing it to the hundreds of thousands of customers that have made VMware their private cloud infrastructure of choice.
“With this offering from AWS and VMware, end users and database administrators alike now have access to a cloud-like database management experience, in whatever environment they choose to run – private or public cloud,” says Gelsinger.
“This type of game-changing innovation shows the depth of the partnership VMware and AWS have, and the mutual commitment to listening to customers and delivering new and unimaginable value to help drive their digital transformation.”
“Managing the administrative and operational muck of databases is hard work, error-prone, and resource intensive,” says AWS CEO Andy Jassy.
“It’s why hundreds of thousands of customers trust Amazon RDS to manage their databases at scale.” says Jassy, who joined Gelsinger on stage at the VMware opening ceremonies.
“We’re excited to bring this same operationally battle-tested service to VMware customers’ on-premises and hybrid environments, which will not only make database management much easier for enterprises, but also make it simpler for these databases to transition to the cloud.”
Amazon RDS on VMware will be available in upcoming months and will support Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB databases.