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The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About VMware on AWS

Cloud | Posted on May 23, 2019

Transitioning to the cloud can be an intimidating process.

Though vital to improving capabilities and offerings, businesses often struggle when making the leap due to a lack of internal resources.

Chief among them is dedicated talent, which has only become more costly, time-consuming and difficult to find in recent years. In fact, 96% of IT professionals and decision makers acknowledge a cloud skills shortage within their organizations. While 76% are looking to hire additional staff to fill the gap, a majority believes it will take between three and six months, and cost 10% to 50% more than their department’s average salary.

Good thing there is now an easier way to migrate to the cloud for VMware users, thanks to VMware Cloud on AWS. Here are the top 10 things you need to know about this unique solution.

1) No New Skills Necessary 

Unlike other cloud platforms, there’s no need to up-skill or retrain your staff because they can continue operating within the VMware ecosystem. As a result, you can enjoy the capacity and agility offered by the cloud through an application your team is already familiar with.

2) A Public Cloud Without the Friction 

Hybrid solutions like VMware Cloud on AWS allow for fast and easy application portability without requiring apps to be refactored.

3) Enterprise-Grade Capabilities 

VMware Cloud on AWS offers users the ability to leverage predictable, high-performance computer, storage and networking delivered by vSphere, vSAN and NSX running on next-generation Nitro system-based Amazon EC2 elastic, bare-metal infrastructure.

4) Access to the World’s Leading Public Cloud 

VMware on AWS is the only hybrid cloud solution that allows you to modernize, protect and scale vSphere-based applications while leveraging AWS.

5) Built-in Security Features 

Users are able to take advantage of AWS’s security functions, such as dynamic policy-driven NSX micro-segmentation and distributed firewalls. You can also secure all data at rest with vSAN software-based encryption.

6) A Comprehensive Overview 

You are able to enjoy a single inventory view of both on-premise and VMware Cloud on AWS resources using vCenter Server technology.

7) Support at your Fingertips

With VMware on AWS, you can leverage an in-product, unified support experience that brings together intelligent search, chat support, service request management, service health, and community help.

8) Clear Cost Structure

Using VMware on AWS you can now align costs with flexible consumption options and investment protection. They can even choose between on-demand hourly consumption, or one and three year reserved models at even deeper discounts.

9) Get Back to Basics 

You’re able to return focus to apps while VMware and its partners oversee maintenance and oversight, including infrastructure patches and upgrades. VMware Cloud on AWS also allows organizations to run their most resource-intensive apps with all the performance, availability and scale requirements they need. This ultimately frees up resources to allow development teams to stay focused on business requirements.

10) Migration Made Simple 

With VMware Cloud on AWS there’s no need to allocate additional time or resources to begin your migration. Furthermore, by partnering with Softchoice you can receive assessments to understand workloads and application management, allowing for application right-sizing and lower costs in the cloud. Get started rapidly and provision an entire VMware SDDC environment in just two hours.

If you’re interested in learning more about VMware Cloud on AWS, check out the video below or contact Softchoice for more information.


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