All Cloud Platforms are Not Equal

Today IT is faced with the challenge of trying to respond to rapidly changing business environments on limited budgets, needing to support legacy applications as well as new modern software applications. Businesses cannot afford to start over and build all new applications for the cloud. But if IT doesn’t respond with a supported cloud service, business units and individual developers go buy their own without the IT oversight that ensures reliability, security, compliance and governance. Cloud computing offers substantial benefits in terms of agility and cost-effectiveness but cloud platforms are not commodities, with one easily substituted for another. You can easily end up with some workloads than can only run on-premise and some that can only run in specific proprietary clouds.

Today, most companies want and need to have both onsite and offsite IT environments. Most cloud offerings, though, are only designed to run new applications, not support older legacy ones. And if your needs fluctuate, you overprovision, spending precious budget allocations on under-utilized resources rather than being able to move workloads as needed.

Cloud Technology for New and Legacy Applications

Luckily you don’t need to rearchitect for different public cloud infrastructures. VMware cloud computing services let you run both new and legacy applications in the cloud so you can leverage your existing investments while still gaining the agility and cost-effectiveness of a public cloud.

If your existing infrastructure is built on VMware vSphere®, used by more than 80% of businesses worldwide, you can take advantage of a true hybrid cloud solution and extend your data center to the cloud quickly, easily and confidently. Because vCloud Network Services is built on vSphere, your onsite and offsite IT environments can be connected and integrated, running existing and new applications in exactly the same way. You can get the same performance, security and compliance as you do from your current VMware infrastructure with the same agility, automation and standardization available in the cloud.

Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds

The software-defined data center (SDDC) gives you the basis for building a private, public or hybrid cloud, letting you deliver IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS). The SDDC architecture gives you a common management, orchestration, networking and security model across on-premise and off-premise environments.

  • Build a vSphere-based private cloud on premise with vCloud Suite.
  • Extend your vSphere-based data center with a hybrid cloud built on VMware technologies and operated by VMware with VMware vCloud Air or through our extensive ecosystem of certified vCloud partners worldwide.
  • Manage physical, virtual and hybrid cloud with a management solution built for heterogeneous, hybrid cloud with vRealize Suite.

Your Choice of Hybrid Cloud Services

The VMware vCloud® Air™ Network is the world’s largest network of validated cloud services based on VMware technology, providing our customers with unprecedented flexibility and choice of cloud providers on a local basis. The vCloud Air Network is comprised of VMware vCloud Air, a VMware owned and operated cloud service and our ecosystem of over 3,800 VMware vCloud Air Network service provider partners operating in more than 100 countries. The vCloud Air Network provides our customers:

  • Global cloud services availability and choice of validated cloud services from vCloud Air and/or the service provider ecosystem
  • Multiple compliance certifications and vertical market specializations to meet customer requirements
  • Data sovereignty provided through local vCloud Air datacenters and/or vCloud Air Network service providers

VMware vCloud Air is designed to run any workload, with support for the broadest set of business applications. It lets you extend your data center seamlessly, without having to invest in and learn new management tools, reinvent your processes or retrain your workforce.

Unified Management Platform

Policy-driven automation and management in a single unified management platform lets you centrally manage and monitor applications and workloads across heterogeneous infrastructure and hybrid clouds. vRealize Suite lets you increase business speed and agility while maintaining IT control and cost efficiency.

Best-in-Class Service and Support

Whichever cloud service you choose, VMware support is available across your end-to-end IT solutions with a single number to call—the same number you call today. You also have access to our very broad and deep ecosystem of technology, consulting and service partners for help getting to the cloud and moving toward the software-defined enterprise.

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