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VMware in the cloud

Why it’s time to migrate your data-intensive, storage-heavy VMware workloads

If you still haven’t embraced the cloud, you’re not alone. Many large organizations running VMware haven’t migrated their storage-heavy, data-intensive workloads to the cloud. Although most agree that the cloud is a “when” not “if” scenario, few feel ready to tackle the cost, complexity, and replatforming challenges that come with it. 

The truth is, there’s never been a better season to start your migration.  

Together, NetApp and VMware have developed a flock of solutions that solve the challenges of cloud migration. We’re the only cloud storage service provider today that’s integrated, certified, and supported for use as an external supplemental datastore for multicloud VMware Cloud environments. That means you now have the flexibility to run VMware in the cloud that works best for you, while boosting performance and lowering your costs along the way. 

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Data-intensive workload tested, TCO approved

Migrating your VMware workloads to the cloud sounds great… until you think about your budget. How much will running VMware in the cloud actually cost? 

With NetApp and VMware, TCO is no longer a barrier to cloud. Our solutions can help you save up to 50% on total cloud service costs by decoupling storage from compute. That means your data-intensive, storage-heavy VMware workloads can take flight to your preferred cloud—without breaking your budget. 

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Migrate VMware to AWS

Your storage-heavy VMware vSphere workloads are longing to lift off the ground. Imagine how nice they’d feel flying high on AWS, with your apps running efficiently at cloud scale. That dream can now be a reality. 

Now you can migrate and modernize your apps with Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, an efficient datastore for VMware Cloud on AWS. By decoupling compute and storage, this solution enables flexible capacity without performance trade-offs. VMware Cloud on AWS integration with FSx for ONTAP makes it simple and cost-effective to migrate VMware to AWS. You can deploy and run traditional and cloud-native apps on a modern platform.  

TCO barriers are for the birds. Try our TCO calculator and see how you can migrate VMware to AWS and reduce the cost of running VMware workloads by up to 50%. 

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Migrate VMware to Azure

Are you ready to take your cloud to new heights?  

Recently announced, Azure NetApp Files datastores for Azure VMware Solution is ready to give your cloud wings. Our partnership empowers you to migrate VMware to Azure and modernize applications with a simplified, integrated approach. Oh, and along the way, you’ll slash cloud service costs by up to 50%. Not a bad plan, right? 

Let Azure NetApp Files datastores for Azure VMware Solution help you simply, quickly, and efficiently migrate VMware to Azure. We’ve seen the birds-eye view, and your migration looks pretty great. 

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Migrate VMware to Google Cloud

Hoping to someday migrate VMware to Google Cloud? Someday is today. 

Our joint service combines Google Cloud VMware Engine with NetApp® Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud. What does that mean for you? Using guest access to your virtual machines (VMs), Cloud Volumes Service makes it easier to migrate and manage virtualized infrastructure on Google Cloud. Here are a few ways you can use the solution: 

  • Exit the data center
  • Support user file sharing (virtual desktops) 
  • Use Cloud Volumes Service volumes for VM application development and testing
  • Use Cloud Volumes Service to store database and other application backups

That “someday” when you can migrate VMware to Google Cloud? It’s here. Are you ready? 


What’s the cost of running VMware Cloud on AWS using Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP?

Try our TCO calculator for a personalized cost estimate and find out how much you could save by migrating to VMware Cloud on AWS.   

Azure FAQ

Can I easily scale storage capacity with Azure NetApp Files in Azure VMware Solution?

For storage-intensive workloads running on Azure VMware Solution, the integration with Azure NetApp Files helps you scale storage capacity easily and independently. Disconnecting storage from compute lowers TCO, and lets you set a more dynamic policy for volume sizing and shaping as demand changes.

Will Azure NetApp Files for Azure VMware Solution simplify management?

Because Azure NetApp Files is built on NetApp ONTAP® data management technology, you get familiar major storage management capabilities such as space-and time-efficient NetApp Snapshot™ copies and cloning. These capabilities make it easy to manage your integrated storage assets. 

Google Cloud FAQ

How do I start using Cloud Volumes Service with Google Cloud VMware Engine?

To connect a GCVE VM guest to a CVS volume, you’ll first request a peering connection between the two services, and then connect the volume to the Windows VM (map a network drive using SMB) or the Linux VM (NFS mount).  You can learn more here:

Are there any additional charges to use VMware Engine with Cloud Volumes Service volumes? 

There are no additional charges beyond the Google Cloud VMware Engine private cloud node pricing and the Cloud Volumes Service storage pricing.  We recommend using GCVE and CVS in the same region for best performance and to avoid additional network charges. 

How is the joint VMware Engine/Cloud Volumes Service solution supported?

Both services are covered by Google Cloud Customer Care, which provides initial support and can coordinate with technical resources from both services as needed. 

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