All Cloud Computing 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 will bypass IT and purchase their own cloud services 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 computing platforms are not commodities, with one easily substituted for another. You can easily end up with some workloads than can only run on-premises and some that can only run in specific proprietary clouds. Once you move a workload to a proprietary cloud, it typically requires rewriting and/or reconfigurations to move back onsite.

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 VMware vCloud Air 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 for delivering IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS). The SDDC architecture gives you a common management, orchestration, networking and security model across on-premises and off-premises environments.

  • Build a vSphere-based private cloud on premises 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

VMware and our partners are delivering a new generation of hybrid cloud services that seamlessly extend your onsite data center to the cloud. Hybrid cloud services from VMware vCloud Air and VMware vCloud Air Network Service Provider partners enable you to deploy and manage applications between your onsite and offsite environments to best meet the needs of your business. 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 over 3,800 service provider partners operating in more than 100 countries.

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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