VMware has recognized the importance of a hybrid and future-proof deployment for customers and provides VMware Cloud Services as a solution. It creates a common operating environment for all services, regardless of whether they run on-premises, in the private cloud or in the public cloud. This means that vSphere-based environments can be moved one-to-one between the various infrastructures which means that applications do not have to be adapted before migrating to the cloud. The administration of the virtual machines is carried out in the same way everywhere with the usual VMware management tools, so that no training is required. Existing security guidelines can be transferred to the cloud with the applications and are retained there.
With VMware Cloud on AWS, you can master the path to the cloud faster and move your workloads flexibly between the AWS cloud and on-premises. Specifically, you benefit from these advantages:
- Fast migration and easy operation of vSphere-based environments
- Earlier cost savings thanks to convenient administration
- Consistent compliance with your security requirements
- Faster innovation with native access to a wide range of AWS services
Since VMware works with all major cloud providers, it can be assumed that in a few years the VMware Cloud will be dovetailed in a similar way with Azure, IBM, GCP, Oracle and Alibaba. Services for Azure started in May 2019, but are currently only available in the US. Europe should soon follow. In the long term, the VMware Cloud is therefore well suited to implementing a multi-cloud strategy.