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VMware Cloud on AWS: Seamless Path to Hybrid Cloud

Most midsize and enterprise customers are preferring to adopt a hybrid or a multi-cloud strategy for big data management. Almost all companies have realized that to move to the public cloud, they will have to structure workload in a hybrid cloud model. 

Since hybrid IT is not an easy methodology, companies are required to efficiently organize their existing IT resources and application workloads on-premises and also public cloud for a seamless path to the hybrid cloud. In addition to this, the companies must hire skilled employees for different private or public clouds and a set of efficient tools from their cloud providers.

This article defines some guidelines and structures to help businesses adapt to hybrid cloud workloads.

Unique Challenges in Hybrid Cloud

The following are some key challenges in hybrid cloud that businesses need to address. 

Usually, identifying the most suitable cloud environment and managing the cost of different clouds is a complicated process. Although every type of cloud solution is powerful enough to provide features, including scalability and elasticity, it is quite complex to manage a hybrid cloud. 

The next challenge that a hybrid cloud possesses is cyber security risks. There is always a fear of breach of important business data or data loss during hybrid cloud adoption. Generally, companies opt for on-premises private clouds to protect their important data locally. But, to make sure that data and applications are secure in the hybrid cloud, the companies need to draft robust data protection policies and procedures. 

Identifying Applications for Hybrid Cloud

It is crucial to identify appropriate applications for the hybrid cloud. The decision of the companies must be based on the application’s architecture, behavior, and also user accessibility. 

The below-discussed points should be kept in mind when designing a hybrid cloud strategy:

  • It’s better to consider the compatibility of applications before determining whether the business wants to continue running the applications in an on-premise cloud environment or migrate them to Public Cloud. 
  • Pay attention to the licensing requirements before your company migrates to the public or private cloud. It is important because a minor loophole in this aspect can majorly affect your overall business. 
  • First, identify the running cost and budget for an application and then consider comparing it with different cloud providers to select the most suitable cloud platform suiting your business requirements.
  • Evaluate if your in-house IT team is experienced enough to manage different private or public clouds seamlessly.

Why is VMC on AWS considered a great Hybrid Cloud Choice?

The VMC on AWS is known to bring VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Centre software to the AWS Cloud. Moreover, with optimized access to AWS services, users are enabled to run production applications across VMware vSphere-based public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.

AWS is VMware’s preferred public cloud partner when it comes to all vSphere-based workloads. The collaboration of the VMware and AWS partnership delivers a faster, easier, and cost-effective path to a hybrid cloud. In addition to this, it allows users to modernize applications which further enables faster time-to-market and increased innovation. 

New amazon web services for VMware Cloud on AWS, facilitates high networking throughput and lower latency allowing companies to migrate data centers to the cloud. It further results in rapid data center evacuation, application modernization, and disaster recovery. Since VMware has been a trusted virtualization platform for years in the industry, VMC on AWS can prove to be the right choice for running applications seamlessly. 

Here mentioned are some key identifiers for VMC on AWS:

  • VMware SDC running on bare metal is delivered, supported, and operated by VMware
  • Seamless workload profitability along with hybrid operations
  • On-demand scalability and flexible consumption
  • Native AWS services accessibility
  • Full operation consistency with on-premised SDDC
  • Global AWS footprint, reach, and also availability

How does VMC on AWS Solution Work?

The VMware cloud foundation on AWS infrastructure operates on dedicated, single-tenant hosts provided by AWS in one account. Each host is equivalent to Amazon EC2 I3. Metal instance and capable of running several VMware Virtual Machines. Clusters could range between 3 hosts and 16 hosts per cluster. And also, for each SDDC environment, a single VMware server is deployed. 

How to access AWS Services?

Strong connectivity to the AWS account is required by the organizations that are considering using VMware Cloud on AWS as a production environment for their business-critical applications. This connectivity is possible by an AWS elastic network interface which is capable of providing a 25Gbps connectivity between VMC and AWS. Applications deployed on VMC have the potential of leveraging native AWS services for storage, RDS databases, DNS routing, EC2 instances, and more. 

Moreover, it is known for delivering a better experience of both worlds to the customers. Applications deployed on VMC allow the business to access these native services. These VMC applications include Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), and Elastic File Service (EPS).

How professional cloud providers can help businesses looking for hybrid cloud solutions?

Only a cloud service provider with years of experience in the industry is capable enough to help businesses striving for migrating to hybrid cloud solutions. Such providers have their cloud for enterprise customers which can be further tailored based on their AWS UAE region requirement. Moreover, such IT companies are aware of large enterprises’ requirements and thus, guide them in implementing the best solutions across private, public, and hybrid clouds.

Acquainted with dedicated, certified, and experienced SMEs, a professional cloud provider is always involved during the solution stage and implementation and also provides operations services enabling businesses to accelerate the hybrid cloud adoption. Different services, like discovery workshop, assessment, and build and migration, enable such providers to help their customers meet their strategic goals. 

Summing Up!!

The hybrid cloud model is proven to be the right choice for organizations looking for the best of both computing worlds. By switching to a hybrid cloud infrastructure, enterprises can have full control over their important business data and improve security by reducing the potential exposure of data. 

To discuss more about cloud computing or AWS services, feel free to reach us at Citrus Consulting.

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