VMware Tanzu at AWS re:Invent 2020

December 8, 2020 Scott Kelly

AWS re:Invent is always an exciting event, even when done virtually. As we enter the second week, some exciting announcements have been made. One that stood out to us is the launch of Amazon EKS Distro, an upstream aligned Kubernetes distribution. Our VP of research and development, Craig McLuckie, wrote a blog post about it and the work VMware and AWS are doing together through the open source community to help enterprises realize the full potential of Kubernetes.

What’s new

So what has been happening with VMware Tanzu and AWS? Quite a bit. Here are some of the latest accomplishments.

VMware Tanzu recently achieved the AWS DevOps Competency designation through the validation of Tanzu Observability by Wavefront. The DevOps competency is awarded to partners that have demonstrated expertise in delivering DevOps solutions on the AWS cloud. Tanzu Observability by Wavefront is a turnkey, full-stack observability solution for AWS and hybrid cloud environments. Check out some of the unique features Tanzu Observability by Wavefront for AWS provides. Or, if you want to dive right in, you can start a free trial today. 

VMware Tanzu Labs, the software consulting arm of VMware Tanzu, is now an AWS Partner Network Consulting Partner. Now, any AWS customer (including VMware Cloud on AWS customers) can engage seasoned experts in cloud native software development to assist with the analysis, disposition, migration, and modernization of their entire application portfolio. We have worked with many customers running their applications on AWS, including Duke Energy, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and the United States Air Force. Learn more about Tanzu Labs on AWS in this blog post.

VMware Tanzu Greenplum on AWS was recently validated for AWS Outposts. Tanzu Greenplum is a commercial fully featured Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) Data Warehouse platform powered by the open source Greenplum Database. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that offers the same AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to run on-premise or co-location space for a consistent hybrid experience. Customers that want to run Greenplum on AWS infrastructure now have a choice as to where it actually runs. 

Earlier this year we announced that the AWS Service Broker for VMware Tanzu went live on Tanzu Network. This effort allows customers to utilize the AWS Service Broker to access the most popular AWS services from Tanzu solutions. 

To learn more about the entire Tanzu portfolio on AWS, including Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on VMware Cloud on AWS, take a look at a blog post I wrote earlier this year about all the ways VMware Tanzu works with AWS.  

VMware Tanzu sessions at AWS re:Invent

There will be several sessions on-demand and in the virtual demo room at the VMware booth:

VMware Tanzu on AWS Overview

Learn how the VMware Tanzu family of products and services can help you accelerate application migration and modernization on AWS. We will show you how the Tanzu portfolio enables you to build, run, and manage modern applications and simplify hybrid cloud operations. Learn how your developers can move faster with easy access to the right resources to continuously deliver value to your customers.

Full-Stack Observability of AWS and Cloud Applications

Join us to hear how senior DevOps engineers at Kyriba achieved full-stack observability for their cloud applications while dramatically reducing cloud MTTRs and avoiding alert storms. We'll also showcase our Tanzu Observability integrations with AWS in a live demo. You'll learn how to optimize your resource utilization while improving reliability with real-time visualization and analytics-driven insights. Watch now.

How Not to Derail Your Digital Transformation Efforts

Technology is a driver for new business models and agility, and companies that recognized this early are benefitting from revenue growth, efficiencies, and the ability to pivot in the face of change. But even the most well-intentioned digital transformation efforts can fall prey to delay or even failure if they are not considered within the context of business value, culture, and technology choice. Join Padmaja Vrudhula of VMware and guest expert Thomas Delaet, partner with McKinsey & Company, in a discussion of best practices and anti-patterns that impact the success (or failure) of digital transformation initiatives. They will discuss:

- The role of technology choice

- Mapping out your technology roadmap

- Infusing business value in your outcomes

- Reimagining and developing your in-house engineering team

Watch now

Stop by our booth!

We hope you enjoy your time during AWS re:Invent and look forward to you stopping by our virtual booth to chat with our experts about how VMware Tanzu on AWS can help your organization accelerate its adoption of AWS. 


About the Author

Scott Kelly

Scott is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront. Prior to Tanzu Observability, Scott spent 3 years as a product marketing manager for Dynatrace. He's an avid exerciser who's addicted to CrossFit (and the shoes).

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