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VMware has announced a partnership with AWS that will enable its vSphere stack to run natively on Amazon’s public cloud. VMware customers can now use both AWS and IBM SoftLayer to build out their hybrid clouds.


  • We assess the benefits of the AWS and IBM partnerships to VMware and its customers.

Features and Benefits

  • Find out what VMware’s hybrid cloud strategy means for enterprise customers.
  • Find out why Ovum thinks this is a win-win for VMware’s partners.

Key questions answered

  • Why should enterprise customers care about VMware’s new public cloud strategy?
  • What does VMware’s new strategy mean for competitors?

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  • Summary
  • VMware needs support from the leading cloud providers to deliver credibility to its hybrid cloud strategy
  • Will partnering with AWS and IBM help VMware customers build a better hybrid cloud?
  • What next for VMware and its hybrid cloud aspirations?


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