Amazon RDS on VMware: Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) on VMware lets you deploy managed databases in on-premises VMware environments using the Amazon RDS technology enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of AWS customers. Amazon RDS provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks including hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups, freeing you to focus on your applications.
RDS on VMware brings these same benefits to your on-premises deployments, making it easy to set up, operate, and scale databases in VMware vSphere private data centers, or to migrate them to AWS. RDS on VMware allows you to utilize the same simple interface for managing databases in on-premises VMware environments as you would use in AWS.
You can easily replicate RDS on VMware databases to RDS instances in AWS, enabling low-cost hybrid deployments for disaster recovery, read replica bursting, and optional long-term backup retention in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).
Amazon RDS on VMware Benefits
Durable and Available
RDS on VMware provides availability protection to detects unhealthy database instances and automatically recovers from using the same storage volumes. The RDS on VMware offers you to back up your on-premises databases either manually or automatically and also supports restores and automated backup retention for a database.
Fully Managed Database
The RDS on VMware provides an easy provision, monitor and operate RDB in private data center. It also automates the administrative functions including database patching and operating systems, database provisioning, point in time restore, back up, instance health monitoring, computer scaling, and failover.
RDS on VMware runs the same virtualized infrastructure that runs many applications of your enterprise.VMware vCenter is used to manage the on-premises VMs that helps to run RDS on VMware. The Amazon Cloudwatch is used to check the database metrics throughout your RDS database running on-premises and in AWS.
Scalability and Performance
Just with few clicks by using Command Line Interface (CLI) or API calls, the RDS on VMware scales compute your on-premises database. The RDS on VMware gives access to AWS tools like Amazon Cloudwatch to observe the performance of your database.