Embattled Broadcom Quick to Deny VMware Cloud Leaving AWS

The CEO of Broadcom, which has been under heavy criticism of it handling of VMware products since acquiring that company, was quick to deny reports that VMware was leaving the AWS cloud.

"Unfortunately, there have been false reports that VMware Cloud on AWS may be going away, which is causing unnecessary concern for our loyal customers who have used the service for years," said Hock Tan, CEO and president, in a May 6 post titled "VMware Cloud on AWS - here today, here tomorrow."

"We are acting quickly to correct this misinformation because, as Winston Churchill correctly said, 'A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.' I'm pleased to report the service is alive, available, and continues to support our customers' strategic business initiatives just as it always has," Tan continued.

Tan didn't specify where those reports came from, but a May 1 article by The Register contained this subhead: "As the rumor mill whispers about a breakup with AWS."

The article also mentioned: "Multiple social media posts from recent days indicate that VMware Cloud on AWS will be discontinued. The change will mean sales cease as of May 1, but the service will remain available."

Tan's post continued: "So, here's what's really going on. VMware Cloud on AWS is no longer directly sold by AWS or its channel partners. It's that simple. What this means is that customers who previously purchased VMware Cloud on AWS from AWS will now work with Broadcom or an authorized Broadcom reseller to renew their subscriptions and expand their environments. Customers who have active one- or three-year subscriptions with monthly payments that were purchased from AWS will continue to be invoiced by AWS until the end of their term."

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