If you want to remain competitive as an IT solution provider, it’s critical that you not only offer powerful and effective services and solutions to your customers, but you give them options. This is especially true when it comes to the cloud. Most customers today already know, or are willing to accept, that the best approach to cloud is hybrid—containing best of breed solutions built on private and public foundations.
Unfortunately, pulling together the right mix of private and public cloud solutions for your customers can be costly and difficult to manage when changes need to be made. Thanks to VMware Cloud Foundation, it doesn’t have to be.
Multicloud on a common platform
Cloud Foundation bundles together with virtualized computing (VMware vSphere), storage virtualization (VMware vSAN) and network virtualization (VMware NSX) into a single solution. Thanks to Cloud Foundation, each of the VMware products are already configured to work together with minimal fiddling on your part.
Of course, Cloud Foundation is more than merely a bundle; it’s a single common platform on which to build all your cloud solutions, regardless of where they’re located. You can have workloads born in the cloud and freely migrate on-premises or, vice versa, have workloads born on-premises migrate to the cloud. In either case, workloads in one cloud can be moved to another without suffering the time, cost and pain of re-architecture.
This functionality is made possible through SDDC (software-defined data center) Manager, a point-and-click console used to easily deploy custom workloads rapidly and help you realize value out of the solution as quickly as possible.
With Cloud Foundation, you and your customers gain a powerful level of flexibility and ability to pull together a multicloud solution that’s easier than ever to manage—and more affordable.
Getting started with VMware Cloud Foundation
VMware and Ingram Micro have made it easy to get started. With a minimum contract, you gain access to every piece of VMware software and are only changed based on usage. You get the whole solution stack without a penny coming out of your pocket until you pay the first month’s bill for what’s being used. For solution providers keen on keeping startup costs low, this is a great way to launch a multicloud strategy without significant upfront financial investments.
Ingram Micro also offers programs that include assistance with setting up your service provider contracts, managing contracts and billing customers.
According to research from MarketsandMarkets, the global hybrid cloud market is expected to grow from $44 billion in 2018 to nearly $98 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 17%. If you aren’t having the multicloud conversation with your customers, regardless of their size, you’re missing an opportunity and opening the door for your competitor. VMware Cloud Foundation is an easy, powerful and cost-effective option to get you into the multicloud game and deliver more revenue-generating services to your customers.
To learn more about how VMware Cloud Foundation can be your first step in selling a multicloud offering,
please contact the appropriate VMware Market Development Executive for your territory:
Justin Gawronski – VMware MDE East - Justin.Gawronski@ingrammicro.com
Dan Eyrick – Vmware MDE Central - Daniel.Eyrick@ingrammicro.com
Guru Padukone – Vmware MDE West - Guru.Padukone@ingrammicro.com