Amazon announces VM Export for EC2

Today Amazon announced the availability, with no additional charge, of VM Export, the counterpart of VM Import, that allows the export EC2 instances to costumers on-premise infrastructures.

This new features let system administrators to choose between local IT infrastructure and AWS cloud services  when they need to deploy or move company workloads.

This new feature follows the logic of integration between public and private clouds, already followed by VMware, that represent the future in the management of dynamic workloads.

VM Export already supports VMware VMDK images, VMware OVA images, Microsoft Hyper-V and Xen VHD images (for Windows Server 2003 R2 and 2008 R1 and R2), other OSes, image formats and virtualization platforms are planned for the future.

To learn more about VM Import/Export, visit the VM Import/Export detail page.