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Capitalizing on Hybrid Cloud Workloads with VMware’s Cloud Management Platform

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Thu, Aug 09, 2018 @ 10:38 AM

We’ve all heard that cloud computing is coming and taking over but when will it finally happen?  It’s here!  But what does this mean to enterprise IT?  Companies can now pursue numerous infrastructure possibilities with the confidence that they can support their business and deliver significant benefits.

Why Move to Hybrid Cloud?

In Clearpath’s experience, moving workloads to a hybrid cloud model using VMware’s Cloud Management Platform delivers high levels of agility, efficiency, and control across traditional and cloud native applications. Public cloud availability gives access to on-demand and temporary resource needs without high-cost, on-premise investments. At the same time, data stored in the enterprise’s private cloud environment can be accessed with less frequency or with the greatest speed.

Many experts agree that 2018 is the breakthrough year for cloud computing.  Adopting any form of hybrid cloud gives customers the best of both private and public clouds - 96% of enterprises have adopted some form of the cloud while 81% have embraced hybrid cloud¹. 

In addition to increased flexibility, clients are also able to realize cost savings from using the most efficient cloud for their needs.  Capital expenses are minimized and labor costs reduced by determining the best location for each service.  Workloads can be reduced, rescaled, or redeployed to decrease costs even further through better efficiencies.

While the benefits are numerous there are still pitfalls that organizations must overcome to gain ROI.  Lack of automation, lengthy deployment of applications, and disorganized log data can all negate cost savings if handled in a chaotic manner. 

VMware’s Cloud Management Platform

Not to worry, VMware’s Cloud Management Platform, including vRealize and VMware SDDC infrastructure, integrated with Clearpath Cloud Services can help. According to research group Ovum², it delivers the industry’s most complete solution for managing a heterogenous, hybrid cloud³.

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Hybrid Cloud Components

The unified SDDC platform for hybrid cloud includes compute, storage, and network solutions powered by VMware vRealize.  Managing your public and private clouds just became much easier.

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 VMware’s Cloud Management Platform gives you:

  • Self-Service

Infrastructure provisioning and application resources with your choice of consumption based on pre-defined policies and permissions

  • IT Automation

Provisioning, delivery, and maintenance of resources for VM and container-based services through vRealize Automation

  • Multi-Cloud Management

Day one and day two operations across private, public, and hybrid clouds using both VMware and other technology
  • Operations Management
View health, utilization, and performance management while harnessing the ability to make advanced planning and capacity decisions through vRealize Operations.  vRealize Log Insight gives you proactive discovery of issues before they impact end-users
  • Cost Management
Comprehensive reporting and analytics give you transparency and control through vRealize Business
  • Choice
Developers have the freedom to use the tools that work best for them

Road to Hybrid Cloud Adoption

Enterprises start their hybrid cloud journey from any number of places and our experts are well-versed in guiding you to the hybrid cloud solution that works best for you.  Whether you are starting from on-prem, public cloud, or some form of multi-cloud and want to streamline your cloud adoption, Clearpath is here to help.  We offer readiness assessmentsbusiness needs to technology mapping, and advanced data center cost modeling to ensure you are prepared for whatever comes your way, and can extract the most value from your cloud choice.

 


[1] https://www.cio.com/article/3267571/governance/it-governance-critical-as-cloud-adoption-soars-to-96-percent-in-2018.html

[2,3] https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vmware-ovum-decision-matrix-multicloud-hybrid-cloud-management-solutions.pdf

Topics: VMware

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