How Does VMware Multi-Cloud Architecture Address Incompatibility Across Clouds?

 

In searching for a cloud environment that meets the needs across your application portfolio, the stark truth is a single cloud won't suffice. Yet moving to a multi-cloud solution can result in an uptick in resource costs and a downturn in organizational efficiency.

 

VMware can help you better understand the complexities of dealing with unique cloud-based architectures, each with their own rules and requirements.

 

We can help you tackle the design challenges in cloud architecture, too—so you can stay competitive, use the tools and skills you already have, easily migrate applications without code changes, and meet your business needs on schedule.

What's Your Ideal Cloud Environment?

 

To successfully modernize your applications, first consider what capabilities you require from your multi-cloud environment.

 

To help inspire your thought process, here's some examples of what VMware has heard from a survey of over 1,200 application development and IT operations professionals on their optimal cloud environment—and what it should allow them to do:

  • Manage applications consistently regardless of where they're deployed.
  • Build, move, and run applications anywhere, moving applications between public clouds without rewriting.
  • Keep applications secure, no matter where they’re run.
  • Enable developer/IT support, so teams can collaborate easily.
  • Migrate to new cloud environments seamlessly, so adapting doesn't mean refactoring.

Whether or not any of these are essentials on your own list, VMware can help you close the gap from imagining your ideal cloud environment architecture to realizing it.

Five Guiding Principles for Your Multi-Cloud Architecture

As an architect, you play a key role in helping your organization navigate application modernization across multi-cloud environments. To increase agility while minimizing costs and risk, keep in mind these five principles for your cloud-based architecture.

1

Build in flexibility

Architect an environment that increases business agility by allowing each application to be deployed to the cloud that best meets its requirements.

2

Evolve without penalty

Architect an environment that lowers costs by supporting the ability to move applications between environments without refactoring.

3

Seek operational simplicity

Architect an environment that reduces complexity and improves security through the use of a unified operating model.

4

Fully optimize resources

Architect an environment that minimizes learning curves by providing high levels of skill leverage for both developers and IT operators.

5

Maximize automation investments

Architect an environment that supports the ability to scale up automation across the full scope of operations.

VMware’s Unified Approach to Multi-Cloud Architecture

VMware provides a unified approach to building, running, and managing traditional and modern applications on any cloud. A single platform functions across all application types and multiple cloud environments, so you can migrate and run applications seamlessly.

Benefits of VMware’s Multi-Cloud Architecture

Create your application modernization and multi-cloud strategy with VMware technologies that support cloud operations across a multi-cloud landscape, including both hybrid cloud and public cloud native architectures. Architect the multi-cloud environment that best matches your applications, with the flexibility to build, deploy, and manage from the data center to the cloud to the edge.

  • Get a broad set of capabilities to build, run, and manage modern apps on any cloud through a rich platform as a service (PaaS) layer, Kubernetes runtime, and multi-cloud control plane.
  • Better manage your multi-cloud architecture with comprehensive visibility across Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google, and Oracle public clouds; Kubernetes; and VMware-based private and hybrid clouds.
  • Gain real-time visibility into your security and compliance posture by continuously monitoring cloud resource configuration and benchmarks to meet different industry standards, custom security, and compliance requirements.
  • Optimize the cost of your multi-cloud and container environments by effectively allocating costs for chargeback, monitoring increases in spending, and making better decisions around the use of reservations and savings plans—all helping you keep within your IT budgets.
  • Achieve improved multi-cloud operations by streamlining cloud operations and automating governance policies without impacting your DevOps functions and teams.

Read the Definitive Guide to VMware’s Unique Approach to Accelerating Application Modernization Across a Multi-Cloud Architecture.

 

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VMware’s Unique Multi-Cloud Architecture

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