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AWS Backup adds support for VMware workloads



[AWS Backup](/backup/) now allows you to centrally protect VMware workloads, on premises and in the cloud as [VMware CloudTM on AWS](/vmware/), helping you meet your business and regulatory compliance needs. You can now use a single policy in AWS Backup to centrally protect your hybrid VMware environments alongside the 12 AWS services (spanning compute, storage, and databases) already supported by AWS Backup. AWS Backup enables you to demonstrate compliance status of your organizational data protection policies by monitoring backup, copy, and restore operations, and allowing you to generate unified auditor-ready reports to help satisfy your data governance and regulatory requirements. Using AWS Backup, you can centrally configure backup policies across your AWS applications comprised of native AWS services, on-premises VMware, and VMware Cloud on AWS, helping you to simplify data protection and automate lifecycle management. You can restore your VMware backups to your on-premises data centers and in VMware Cloud on AWS to meet your data recovery needs. AWS Backup Audit Manager provides built-in and customizable compliance controls to define your data protection policies, automatically detects violations of your defined policies, and prompts you to take corrective actions, enabling you to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. AWS Backup for VMware is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), AWS GovCloud (US-West), AWS GovCloud (US-East), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), South America (Sao Paulo), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Middle East (Bahrain), and Africa (Cape Town) Regions. For more information on AWS Backup for VMware availability and pricing, see the [AWS Regional Services List](/about-aws/global-infrastructure/regional-product-services/) and [pricing page](/backup/pricing/). To learn more about AWS Backup for VMware, visit the [product page](/backup/features/vmware/), [documentation](, and [AWS News launch blog]( To get started, visit the [AWS Backup console](