2nd Watch announces a new service to help VMware customers understand, map and budget a move to VMware Cloud on AWS. The 2nd Watch Solution Accelerator for VMware Cloud on AWS is a four-week engagement during which 2nd Watch will analyze a company’s current VMware environment, outline a plan for running that infrastructure on VMware Cloud on AWS, and execute a pilot of that implementation. 2nd Watch will also provide a cost estimate for moving into production and share best practices regarding the design and operation of future VMware-based infrastructure and applications on VMware Cloud on AWS.
“Making the move to cloud applications and services is a different process for every organization,” says Jeff Aden, EVP at 2nd Watch. “Some companies jump right in, while others take a more measured approach and leverage existing relationships and technologies. Our Accelerator Service for VMware Cloud on AWS is intended for the very dedicated and diehard VMware users. Skilled and experienced 2nd Watch engineers will help customers understand the process of migrating, bursting and backing-up data to VMware Cloud on AWS, and assist customers as they continue to move to the cloud regardless of where they are on their journey.”
VMware Cloud on AWS is a jointly engineered service that brings VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center software to the AWS Cloud, with optimized access to AWS services as well as robust disaster protection. VMware Cloud on AWS enables customers to add value to their business in the AWS cloud, while maximizing their VMware investments, without the need to buy new hardware or refactor applications. VMware Cloud on AWS enables customers to eliminate operational complexity by managing a hybrid cloud environment with familiar VMware tools.
Founded in 2010, 2nd Watch has become the largest independently owned US-based cloud-native service provider. An AWS Premier partner, 2nd Watch has over 200,000 cloud instances under management and supports customers including Coca-Cola North America, Covanta Energy, and Yamaha. 2nd Watch has significant experience migrating customers to AWS and is a VMware preferred partner working with VMware on several customer use-cases.
“Customers work with partners such as 2nd Watch as their trusted advisors as they move to the cloud,” said Rich Figer, vice president, North American Solution Partners, VMware. “2nd Watch brings industry and technical expertise to help customers quickly execute on their cloud initiatives using VMware Cloud on AWS. With valuable service offerings such as the one being offered by 2nd Watch, customers can accelerate VMware Cloud on AWS adoption and migration, modernize their data center environments and increase IT efficiency.”
In addition to the Accelerator Service benefits, 2nd Watch can also provide customers with rapid, large-scale virtual machine migrations between vSphere 5.0+ on-premises and VMware Cloud on AWS environments, without downtime or powering off virtual machines.