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Achieve true hybridity with VMware Cloud on AWS and HCX

June 16, 2020

Achieve true hybridity with VMware Cloud on AWS and HCX
There’s much talk about digital transformation in the enterprise, but according to MarketsandMarkets, the talk is backed up by action. The research firm’s latest findings indicate the digital transformation market will grow to $665 billion at a CAGR of 18.1% by 2023. More than ever, organizations are focused on digitizing business operations, adapting to customer preferences and enhancing their operational efficiency. This trend aligns perfectly with VMware’s initiative to help companies deliver any app to any device on any cloud. Such hybrid flexibility and choice is made possible by a few solutions.

VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS
VMC on AWS allows you to protect, extend and migrate VMware environments to the AWS public cloud. According to VMware, VMware Cloud on AWS brings VMware’s enterprise-class SDDC software to the AWS Cloud with optimized access to AWS services. VMC on AWS integrates compute, storage and network virtualization products (VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX) along with VMware vCenter management, optimized to run on dedicated, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure.

There are a few key benefits worth noting:

  1. Business value can be quickly realized with the same experiences for on-premises workloads as in the cloud.
  2. Cloud migration of any scale is simplified. Thousands of VMs (individual apps or entire data centers) can be migrated live, without retrofit.
  3. VMC on AWS helps reduce risk by integrating public cloud with existing IT investments.
  4. With high-bandwidth, low-latency access to AWS services, it’s possible to extend the value of enterprise apps.
With so many benefits, it’s no wonder many organizations turn to VMC on AWS.

VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX)
VMware HCX is an application mobility platform built to simplify application migration, replatforming, workload rebalancing and business continuity across any VMware-based data centers and clouds.

Managing mixed environments is the norm today and comes with many challenges. HCX is designed to support these brownfield migrations, helping customers erase technical debt by replatforming applications to current vSphere versions as part of the migration process.

Additionally, at the heart of HCX is an always-on, secure, high throughput, WAN-optimized, and hybrid interconnect that enables workloads to be continuously moved across cloud regions, cloud providers and on-premise data centers to meet business goals.

Finally, with HCX for business continuity, you can protect virtual workloads managed by VMware vSphere that are deployed in a private or public cloud, enabling on-demand and scheduled backup and recovery as well as large scale workload migration for disaster avoidance.

VMware vSphere
Historically, when organizations thought of cloud platforms, they thought of AWS and Azure. VMware vSphere was mostly considered an on-premises product. However, with the launch of solutions such as HCX and VMC on AWS that make it easy to migrate workloads across different clouds, there’s no reason an organization couldn’t use vSphere as a full-blown cloud product.

VMware has the solutions available to provide hybrid environments and unparalleled choice. To learn how to achieve true hybridity with VMware, please contact the appropriate VMware market development executive for your territory:

•            Justin Gawronski—VMware Sr. Solutions Executive East—justin.gawronski@ingrammicro.com
•            Dan Eyrick—VMware Solutions Executive Central—daniel.eyrick@ingrammicro.com
•            Jeff Acker—VMware Sr. Solutions Specialist West—jeff.acker@ingrammicro.com