Expedient to Offer Managed Services on VMware Cloud on AWS

Pittsburgh, PA (27 August 2018) – Expedient, an infrastructure as a service and cloud services provider, today announced it will provide customers a managed services offering for VMware Cloud on AWS and has contracted as a VMware Cloud Provider Program MSP partner for this offering. VMware Cloud on AWS delivers VMware’s software-defined data center (SDDC) via the AWS Cloud, allowing customers to run applications across operationally consistent VMware vSphere-based private, public, and hybrid cloud environments, with optimized access to a broad range of AWS services.

The VMware Cloud Provider Program MSP model is for partners that offer managed services and consulting services, and includes tools, training, and expertise required for partners to develop and deliver managed services for VMware Cloud on AWS.

With its VMware Cloud on AWS offering and its adoption of VMware SDDC, Expedient is poised to provide to its customers the breadth of AWS services paired seamlessly with private clouds managed by Expedient.

“Our managed services offering for VMware Cloud on AWS is a significant evolution for managed private clouds,” said Bryan Smith, Expedient’s Vice President of Product Strategy. “Expedient is now delivering on a vision of software-defined data centers to streamline virtualization management and provide scale for growth.”

Public clouds enable customers to gain flexibility and speed to respond to changing business needs, accelerate innovation, and align costs to business requirements. Customers are also recognizing the benefit of having public clouds integrate and work seamlessly with on-premises infrastructure to take advantage of existing teams, skill sets, tools and processes.

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.

Enterprise customers can work with partners such as Expedient to be their trusted advisors as they move towards the emerging hybrid cloud model. Expedient brings industry and technical expertise to customers to help them quickly execute on their digital transformation initiatives using VMware Cloud on AWS.

“We are pleased to see Expedient deliver a managed services offering for VMware Cloud on AWS. With this, Expedient can help customers accelerate cloud adoption and migration, modernize their data center environments and increase IT efficiency,” said Geoff Thompson, senior director, service provider programs, VMware. “VMware Cloud on AWS provides a full VMware-based software-defined data center experience extending from customers’ on-premises environment to AWS, the world’s largest public cloud. The solution enables customers to eliminate operational complexity by managing a hybrid cloud environment with familiar VMware tools.”

For more information about Expedient’s managed services offering for VMware Cloud on AWS, visit expedient.com/vmc-on-aws/.

About VMware Cloud on AWS

Delivered, sold and supported by VMware and its partners as an on-demand service, and running on Amazon EC2 elastic, bare-metal infrastructure, VMware Cloud on AWS is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, the unified SDDC platform that integrates vSphere, VMware vSAN and VMware NSX virtualization technologies. With the same infrastructure and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can quickly derive business value from use of the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience. For more information on the VMware Cloud on AWS partner ecosystem, visit: http://cloud.vmware.com/vmc-aws.

For more information on the VMware Partner Network and Solution Competencies, please visit www.vmware.com.

About Expedient

Expedient is a cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider with local operations in Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN and Memphis, TN. Ranked as one of the Top 10 managed services providers worldwide on the Channel Futures MSP 501 list, Expedient’s converged solutions enable clients to focus on strategic business innovation, while the Expedient team handles operation of the information technology needed to support it. Expedient data centers are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Service Organization Control (SOC) reports are published annually for all locations. Learn more at expedient.com.

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