So you’re ready to move your VMware environment to the cloud. Maybe you want to get out of the data center business. Maybe you’re looking for agility and speed to market. Maybe you just have a cloud mandate and need to make your boss happy.
Whatever your reasons, you probably know that the fastest and easiest way to do that is to move from VMware on premises to VMware in the cloud. As we discussed in a previous blog post, VMware and NetApp have partnered to allow more flexible and precise use of cloud compute and storage to reduce costs, while adding enhanced data management and protection capabilities.
Here are three steps to modernizing your VMware environment to take advantage of the cloud.
In a hybrid and multicloud world, you want a consistent architecture between what you have on premises and what you have in the public cloud so you can more quickly realize the benefits of the cloud. Your longer-term plan may be to refactor your applications off of VMware. And that’s OK. But if you want to get to the cloud and save money doing it, having a consistent architecture across your VMware hybrid cloud and multicloud will enable you to move to the cloud now and refactor at your own pace while saving money by not being in the data center.
And if you’re running VMware solutions on other storage, moving to NetApp and ONTAP will enable the consistent operational experience that you need to migrate VMware workloads to the cloud. It will also enable you to leverage 20 years of deep integrations between NetApp and VMware to get more value from your VMware environment. When you’re finished, the environment that you’re on will be the environment that you will use in the cloud. Nothing to refactor. Nothing to learn. It’s all about gaining consistency and top performance so that your VMware environment runs better.
Jason serves as the VMware Global Alliances Director at NetApp. His 20+ year career spans engagement with leading database, application and enterprise infrastructure technologies and the development of new, industry-leading solutions . Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, he has previously held senior product management, product marketing and alliances roles at Rimini Street, Dell, and EMC.
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