You read that correctly. As of November 13, 2018, VMware Cloud on AWS has expanded to two additional AWS regions globally.
- Ireland – EU West – eu-west-1
- Tokyo – Asia Pacific – ap-northeast-1
What is significant in this case is that prior to this announcement we only had a single region available in Asia Pacific (APAC), located in Sydney. This now allows many additional companies who have been anxiously waiting to use this platform to begin migrations and setting up DR targets in VMware Cloud on AWS in their local regions.
As for the Ireland announcement, Ireland being the oldest (I believe, hence it’s code eu-west-1) AWS Region in western europe, there are many customers who have begun their cloud journeys in that region and look to continue to have a presence there. This significantly enhances customers abilities to truly adopt a hybrid cloud design and benefit from the features and functionalities found therein.
This currently brings the total number of regions that VMware Cloud on AWS is currently running, to 7.