We are constantly living under a cloud - not one of suspicion and doubt, but of massive data. Much of the online services we regularly enjoy today, such as web-based office suites, online entertainment streaming services, and e-Commerce platforms, are powered by cloud computing. More businesses are increasingly integrating public clouds services to accelerate innovation and improve its cost-effectiveness.
Challenges of Adopting Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures
The combination of on-premises infrastructure and public cloud has resulted in the rise of hybrid cloud infrastructures, where businesses can enjoy the benefits of both worlds. But numerous challenges exist for companies eager to adopt public cloud services, which include:
Inability to leverage existing IT skillsets and tools
Public cloud adoption require additional talent and special skill sets, which may require a company to spend resources on a retraining or recruitment process.
Differences in operational models
Some companies may struggle to cope with the differences in established governance, security and control policies between on-premises and public cloud infrastructure.
Lack of flexibility
Existing applications may lack portability and compatibility, preventing businesses from running their applications strategically. This increases costs and reduces agility for businesses.
Need for re-architecting applications
The differences between private and public cloud infrastructures often require companies to re-architect or refactor their on-premise applications for the cloud.
VMWare Cloud on AWS is the Solution
Enterprises across industries are accelerating the adoption of VMware Cloud on AWS because it delivers on its promise: a unified infrastructure framework that bridges the gap between private and public clouds. VMware offers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud that extends on-premises vSphere environments to a VMware Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) running on Amazon EC2 elastic, bare-metal infrastructure.
Some of the key benefits of VMware Cloud on AWS include:
For more information on how VMware Cloud on AWS offers the best-in-class Hybrid Cloud Service, you can download and read the following FAQ.
VMware Cloud on AWS Top Use Cases
Despite its clear benefits, many companies may still be unclear over when they should adopt VMware Cloud on AWS. There are generally 3 use cases to go for when considering hybrid clouds:
For customers who want to avoid app conversions and re-architecture. This allows for easier, faster cloud migration since specific applications can be moved to the cloud depending on the business needs. Customers who want to refresh or replace their infrastructure also often use this opportunity to move to the public cloud.
Data Center Extension
This is for customers who want to extend their on-premises footprint with cloud capacity for specific reasons. This may include on-demand capacity that can scale for unplanned or seasonal spikes in demand. Others might need capacity for new projects, but lack the resources to build new capacity. Some customers might even have a need to test and develop new applications that can be integrated with on-premise infrastructures.
With native automated orchestration, failover and failback capabilities along with on-demand site protection, VMware Cloud on AWS is a cost-effective solution for customers seeking a secondary disaster recovery site. It also increases business resiliency and accelerates time-to-protection by simplifying disaster recovery operations.
Net One Asia - Your Ideal Partner for Hybrid Cloud Integration
If you are ready to adopt a hybrid cloud infrastructure for your organization, NetOne Asia is ready to help. We have over 10 years experience in the ICT industry, and is a certified VMware Premier Partner with a Master Services Competencies for Data Center Virtualization. We take pride in helping companies embark on their hybrid cloud journey, making it as smooth and seamless as possible so that they can focus on their core business.
Contact us today at Net One Asia for a free cloud readiness assessment.