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VMworld 2018: Multi-cloud strategies, AWS partnership blossoms, vSAN and NSX updates, and more

August 28, 2018 / James Bourne

At VMworld in Las Vegas, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, with the help of some of the best and brightest in the cloud industry, expanded on partnerships and products, as well as the evolution of the multi-cloud landscape.For the second year running, Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), took to the stage to give an update on AWS’ growing partnership with VMware, alongside new features. The announcement of an expansion of VMware Cloud on AWS to Asia-Pacific was good – Jassy told the audience the service would be ‘largely’ across all regions, including GovCloud, by late 2019 – but even better was the announcement of Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS) on VMware.“You’ll be able to provision databases, you’ll be able to scale the compute, or the memory, or the storage for those database instances, you’ll be able to patch the operating system or the database engines,” said Jassy. “I think it’s very exciting for ...