JetStream Helps Move VMware Workloads to AWS Cloud
JetStream Software announced a new offering to help enterprises running VMware on the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) platform migrate their virtualized workloads from on-premises datacenters to the cloud.
Called, JetStream Migrate, the new service targets organizations already using VMware Cloud on AWS, an on-demand service unveiled last August that runs on elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure.
VMware Cloud on AWS leverages Cloud Foundation, VMware's software-defined datacenter (SDDC) platform, to enable organizations to extend their on-premises vSphere environments to bare-metal AWS infrastructure while accessing AWS' full service portfolio. The integration is designed to be seamless, according to the companies, obviating the need for users to develop new tools or processes, rewrite their applications, or acquire new hardware.
JetStream is now offering to help those customers go all in on the AWS, moving their data, enterprise virtual machines (VMs) and workloads to the cloud platform. Along the way, the company promises to ensure continuous operation of the VM-based applications during data replication.
"The application is designed to support live migration in a variety of circumstances, including data replication via physical data transport device and data replication over non-optimal network connections," the company said in a statement last week.
The service's Web site says the software specifically targets enterprise environments running VMware vSphere and can support migration to any VMware Service Provider Partner datacenter.
"VMware Cloud on AWS provides customers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud offering that gives customers the SDDC experience from the leader in private cloud, running on the leading public cloud provider, AWS," said VMware exec Mark Lohmeyer. "Solutions such as JetStream Migrate enable IT teams to reduce cost, increase efficiency and create operational consistency across clouds, and empower customers with flexibility and choice in solutions that can drive business value."
VMware recently made a bevy of other AWS-related announcements, including:
- VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension Service for Private Cloud: This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering provides application mobility and infrastructure hybridity across different vSphere versions, on-premises and cloud implementations.
- Expanded Wavefront by VMware Service: Another SaaS offering, this is said to be a high-scale, metrics monitoring and analytics platform that supports cloud-native and enterprise applications running on public and private cloud infrastructure, such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, workloads running on Azure, and now VMware Cloud on AWS.
- VMware Log Intelligence Service: This new offering for VMware Cloud Services reportedly will deliver deep operational insights into VMware-based datacenters and VMware Cloud on AWS.
- Expanded VMware Cost Insight Service: This is an addition to existing support for AWS, Microsoft Azure, and VMware private cloud datacenters, providing detailed assessments for migrating workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS and calculating the capacity and the cost of running apps in private or public clouds.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.