Getting Started with Azure VMware Solution

Leverage your existing investment in VMware skills and tools on your journey to cloud.

Demo: Hands-On Lab

Go through the steps to deploy a private cloud, connect to an Azure Virtual Network, and access vCenter.

Become Future Ready

Learn how to support a remote workforce with VDI, quickly scale to improve resiliency, modernize apps and optimize cost.

Discover How Lucky Brand Has Transformed

Learn how this iconic retailer has boosted lifetime customer value by 200 percent and cut IT operating costs by 55 percent.

Key Capabilities of Azure VMware Solution

Put the continuity, scale and fast provisioning of global Azure infrastructure to work on your VMware workloads.

Disaster Recovery

Gain instant access to Azure’s high availability, disaster recovery and backup services to minimize risk and ensure business continuity for your critical workloads.

Data Center Consolidation

Get on-demand access to additional capacity when you consolidate, retire or expand your existing data centers. Even better, in your move to Azure, use the same VMware tools you already know from your on-premises environments – including VMware vSphere, vSAN and vCenter. You’re assured of operational continuity when redeploying vSphere-based applications to Azure – without the complexity of refactoring.

Application Modernization

Keep managing your existing environments with the same VMware tools you already know, while you modernize your applications with native Azure management, security and services. With Azure VMware Solution, it’s simple to tackle modernization one step at a time. Continue to build cloud competencies and modernize over time, using the native VMware tools and management experiences you’re already familiar with.

Reduced IT Costs

Leverage the Azure Hybrid Benefit to bring your Windows Server and SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance to Azure. Customers of Azure VMware Solution receive free extended security updates for Windows Server and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 licenses with Software Assurance for up to three years after the End of Extended Support date. You can reduce costs even further by selecting one or three year Reserved Instances for Azure VMware Solution.

Key Components of Azure VMware Solution

Leverage your existing investments, skills and tools
VMware vSphere

VMware vSphere

Run existing applications alongside modern containerized apps on the server virtualization platform geared for modern hybrid cloud.

VMware NSX

VMware NSX

Connect and protect apps across the data center, multi-cloud, bare metal and containers – all from a single pane of glass.

VMware HCX

VMware HCX

Seamlessly extend your on-premises environments into cloud with the tool built for workload rebalancing and business continuity.

VMware vSAN

VMware vSAN

Reduce cost and complexity – while improving business agility – with this enterprise-class storage virtualization software.

Why Azure VMware Solution?

Move faster to cloud by extending your on-premises VMware environments to Azure.

Gain Speed and Scale

Built-in continuity, speed and scale with modern, managed Azure infrastructure.

Leverage Existing Investments

Leverage your existing VMware investments, skills and tools. Maintain operational consistency with familiar technology including vSphere, HCX, NSX and vSAN.

Azure Services Integration

Enhance your workloads with the Azure native management, security, and services.

Solutions for Azure VMware Solution

VMware Tanzu Standard

VMware Tanzu Standard simplifies operation of Kubernetes for multi-cloud deployment, centralizing management and governance for many clusters and teams across on-premises, public clouds, and edge. With support of Tanzu Standard on Azure VMware Solution, customers can run their containerized workloads in the cloud, with consistent operations and management to support their infrastructure and app modernization.

vRealize Automation

Deliver Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with VMware vRealize Automation and Azure VMware Solution. Part of VMware vRealize Suite, vRealize Automation is a cloud automation platform that accelerates the delivery of IT services through automation and pre-defined policies, providing high level of agility and flexibility for developers, while enabling IT teams to maintain frictionless governance and control.

 

vRealize Network Insight Cloud

vRealize Network Insight Cloud is a solution for end-to-end network visibility, troubleshooting, and predictive analytics that enables application migrations, optimizes network performance with troubleshooting capabilities, and confidently manages the scaling Azure VMware Solution deployments.

VMware Site Recovery Manager for Hyperscalers

Use Azure VMware Solution as your DR site with the flexibility and easy scaling of Site Recovery Manager. Protect critical workloads on your on-premises VMware infrastructure and Azure VMware Solution SDDCs with the enterprise-grade SLAs (RTO and RPO) of Site Recovery Manager. Securely and efficiently run your DR operations at scale in the Azure cloud.

 

vRealize Operations

Plan, optimize, and scale Azure VMware Solution with unified visibility across the hybrid cloud. VMware vRealize Operations delivers migration planning and cost assessment, continuous performance optimization based on intent, efficient capacity management, and proactive remediation across private cloud and Azure VMware Solution.

vRealize Automation Cloud

VMware vRealize Automation Cloud is a cloud-delivered service that enables self-service cloud environments. With vRealize Automation Cloud, customers can increase agility, productivity, and efficiency through self-service automation, by reducing the complexity of their IT environment, streamlining IT processes, and delivering a DevOps-ready automation platform.

Horizon

VMware Horizon® on Azure VMware Solution delivers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud for virtual desktops and applications.

 

VMware SD-WAN

VMware SD-WAN integrates with Azure VMware Solution to connect end users and edge locations with Azure VMware Solution SDDCs in the Azure cloud —securely, reliably, and efficiently.

 

vRealize Operations Cloud

Experience our next-gen platform and deploy self-driving operations as a service. Plan, optimize, and scale Azure VMware Solution with unified visibility across the hybrid cloud. VMware vRealize Operations delivers migration planning and cost assessment, continuous performance optimization based on intent, efficient capacity management, and proactive remediation across private cloud and Azure VMware Solution.

vRealize Network Insight

VMware vRealize Network Insight helps you build an optimized, highly-available, and secure network infrastructure across your Virtual Cloud Network, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments including NSX, VMware SD-WAN by Velocloud, vSphere, Kubernetes deployments, and Azure VMware Solution.

 

NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi)

Deploy enterprise grade application delivery services with local load balancing, global server load balancing (GSLB) and Web Application Firewall (WAF) for workloads running in Azure VMware Solution. As you extend or migrate your data centers from on-premises to Azure VMware Solution, Avi provides a full featured load balancer providing elastic scalability, cloud native automation, and built-in observability.

VMware Tanzu Application Service

VMware Tanzu Application Service is certified on Azure VMware Solution and is the ideal platform for deploying and operating microservices-based apps on a VMware SDDC environment in the Azure cloud. VMware Tanzu Application Service provides a battle-hardened, production-ready app platform that stretches from on-premises to a myriad multi-cloud offerings.
VMware SD-WAN Solution Overview

VMware SD-WAN Solution Overview

Securely, reliably, and efficiently connect end users and edge locations with Azure VMware Solution SDDCs.

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Infographic – The most cost-effective cloud destination for Microsoft workloads

Infographic – The most cost-effective cloud destination for Microsoft workloads

See the TCO and time savings customers achieve with Azure VMware Solution compared to on-premises data centers or native public cloud.

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Tanzu Standard on Azure VMware Solution Brief

Tanzu Standard on Azure VMware Solution Brief

Accelerate application modernization with enterprise-grade Kubernetes on VMware infrastructure in the Azure cloud.

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NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi) on AVS Solution Brief

NSX Advanced Load Balancer (Avi) on AVS Solution Brief

Deploy a next-generation application delivery fabric with a Software Load Balancer and Intelligent Web Application Firewall for workloads running in Azure VMware Solution.

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Executive Perspectives: VMware and Microsoft in the Cloud

Executive Perspectives: VMware and Microsoft in the Cloud

Hear from VMware Vice President, Worldwide Cloud Sales, Hein Hellemons, and Microsoft Vice President, Apps and Infrastructure, Merrie Williamson, as they discuss the VMware and Microsoft partnership, and how Azure VMware Solution is your bridge to becoming Future Ready.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Read through our frequently asked questions for more information about Azure VMware Solution.

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A Pragmatic Take on the Journey to Cloud

A Pragmatic Take on the Journey to Cloud

Discover how Microsoft and VMware help you chart your own path to cloud, without disruption to your business.

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Run VMware natively on Azure

Run VMware natively on Azure

Find out how this VMware Cloud Verified solution enables you to seamlessly extend and migrate VMware-based workloads from your datacenter to Azure.

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Hybrid Cloud for Virtual Desktops and Applications

Hybrid Cloud for Virtual Desktops and Applications

Learn how you can connect and access your desktops and applications from anywhere using any device with VMware Horizon on Azure VMware Solution.

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Azure VMware Solution Buyers Guide

Azure VMware Solution Buyers Guide

See the advantages of choosing Azure VMware Solution over native public cloud services when moving your apps and desktops to Azure.

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University of Miami Gains Flexibility and DR Resiliency

University of Miami Gains Flexibility and DR Resiliency

Learn how this university was able to realize six figures in savings while eliminating needs for networking equipment, storage hardware, and professional services.

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Discover How Lucky Brand Has Transformed

Discover How Lucky Brand Has Transformed

Learn how this iconic retailer has boosted lifetime customer value by 200 percent and cut IT operating costs by 55 percent.

  • Case Studies
Amoun De-Risks Disaster Recovery

Amoun De-Risks Disaster Recovery

Learn how this pharmaceutical company has reduced costs and improved security by migrating DR to Azure VMware Solution.

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