Also see Here's Who Wins and Who Loses Now that Amazon and VMware Are BFFs (Fortune) and AWS has made VMware the Airbnb of the cloud (The Register)
"Amazon’s fast-growing cloud service just landed another high-profile customer. Enterprise heavyweight VMware is using AWS for its new cloud service, the two companies confirmed Thursday at an event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco. The news was a bit anticlimactic as VMware had jumped the gun with a blog post earlier in the day.VMware is turning to rival Amazon AWS to power its new cloud service - Recode
But the partnership itself represents a significant shift for VMware and demonstrates just how much AWS has grown too big to ignore. VMware had previously declared AWS its sworn enemy.
“This is the result of customers telling us what they needed,” VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said at the event."