As you may or not be aware, today VMware unveiled their newly minted partnership with AWS.There’s been one article by Frank Denneman that takes a closer look at this partnership. There has also been an oped? piece published by our favorite cloud parody account, @cloud_opinion.
Señor _Opinion states in his article that AWS has blinked, that they are feeling pressure from Azure and that they have basically had a knee jerk reaction and partnered with VMware in order to address the enterprise arena, tactically. I agree with some of his/her opinions, especially about Azure having a much better story in the enterprise than AWS, but I don’t agree with all of it. Case in point:
- “Customers that buy into this partnership will end up wasting money and time and will not be moving to Cloud, while paying the Cloud premium.
- “They display tremendous discipline in staying focused on solving customer pain. Nothing about this announcement shows that discipline.”
- “Another strength it the ability to pair current workloads with the advanced feature set of AWS. As a result, IT teams will be able to extend their skill set discovering the vast catalog of services AWS has to offer.”