Zettagrid today announced it will provide customers with a managed services offering for VMware Cloud on AWS through their Australian Channel Partners, and has achieved the VMware Cloud on AWS Solution Competency. VMware Cloud on AWS delivers VMware’s software-defined data centre (SDDC) via the AWS Cloud, allowing customers to run applications across operationally consistent VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, with optimised access to a broad range of AWS services.
The VMware Cloud Provider Program MSP model is for partners that offer managed services and consulting services and includes tools, training, and expertise required for partners to develop and deliver managed services for VMware Cloud on AWS. The VMware Cloud on AWS Solution Competency provides the sales and technical training partners need to help customers be successful with hybrid cloud solutions and services.
Zettagrid will be looking to grow its current Cloud Migration, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Data Centre Extension products with the broad range of AWS services, embracing Zettagrid’s existing mature Australia-wide network footprint.
Nicholas Power, Chief Operating Officer Zettagrid, said, “VMware Cloud on AWS was a logical step for our organisation, we want to offer a true hybrid cloud experience for our customers and partners across Australia and engage with the sophisticated AWS infrastructure to propel Zettagrid, partners and customers further into global markets.”
Public clouds enable customers to gain flexibility and speed to respond to changing business needs, accelerate innovation, and align costs to business requirements. Customers are also recognising the benefit of having public clouds integrate and work seamlessly with on-premises infrastructure to take advantage of existing teams, skill sets, tools and processes.
VMware Cloud on AWS enables customers to add value to their business in the AWS cloud, while maximising their VMware investments, without the need to buy new hardware or refactor applications.
Enterprise customers can work with Zettagrid and their partners to be their trusted advisors as they move towards the emerging hybrid cloud model. Zettagrid brings industry and technical expertise to customers to help them quickly execute on their digital transformation initiatives using VMware Cloud on AWS.
“We’re pleased to see Zettagrid achieve the new VMware Cloud on AWS Solution Competency, enabling their partners across Australia to offer VMware Cloud on AWS. With this, Zettagrid can help customers accelerate cloud adoption and migration, modernise their data centre environments and increase IT efficiency,” said Dan McLean, senior director, Cloud Sales, VMware Australia and New Zealand. “VMware Cloud on AWS provides a full VMware-based software-defined data centre experience extending from customers’ on-premises environment to AWS, the world’s largest public cloud. The solution enables customers to eliminate operational complexity by managing a hybrid cloud environment with familiar VMware tools.”