Amazon Web Services is considering developing software for enterprise data centers as part of its newly formed partnership with VMware, according to a report on Monday.

The work could make it easier for companies to migrate applications between their data centers and Amazon server farms and facilitate Amazon data recovery in the event of disasters, the report said, citing an unnamed source.

VMware shares rose 2% after the report.


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Meanwhile, Microsoft was busy perfecting the local data center software that reflects its public cloud, Azure. And Google has taken the first step to do more with local data centers through its partnership with Nutanix.

The potential expansion of VMware’s partnership, however, would not be the first thing that AWS is doing to work with local data centers.

  • AWS added local support for its CodeDeploy continuous delivery service in 2015.
  • AWS introduced the Snowball storage server that companies could use to copy data and send it to the cloud in 2015.
  • AWS has added local support for its EC2 Run Command tool to run shell scripts on many machines at the same time in 2016.
  • AWS introduced the Snowmobile truck to copy even larger data supplies and then take it to Amazon in 2016.
  • Last November, AWS released a container image of the Amazon Linux server operating system for use on corporate servers.

Amazon and VMware announced their partnership in October, pointing to a mid-2017 launch for VMware virtualization software running on the Amazon cloud, but the new technology may not be available until the end of the year or early 2018. Information.

VMware shares rose more than 2 percent and Amazon shares rose slightly after the information report.