VMware Cloud Accelerates App Modernisation
VMware is helping customers unlock the power of multi-cloud and deliver modern applications at the speed of business with the unveiling of VMware Cloud.
VMware Cloud is a distributed, multi-cloud platform that enables organizations to accelerate application modernization across the data center, edge, and any cloud. With the launch of VMware Cloud, the company is announcing new offerings that bring a more integrated experience to customers. These offerings include:
- VMware Cloud Universal: a flexible subscription that simplifies the purchase and consumption of VMware multi-cloud infrastructure and management services.
- VMware Cloud Console: a single monitoring and management environment for VMware Cloud infrastructure regardless of where it’s deployed.
- VMware App Navigator: a new offering for assessing and prioritizing app transformation initiatives across an entire application estate based on the value of each app.
“We are on the cusp of the next evolution of cloud and apps. Architectures are becoming distributed and increasingly multi-cloud, while modern applications will soon outnumber traditional apps. The challenge for any CIO is to take advantage of this new innovation without introducing more complexity and risk,” said Raghu Raghuram, Chief Operating Officer, Products and Cloud Services, VMware. “VMware Cloud is the only cloud solution today that customers can use in the datacenter and on any cloud, accelerating their modernization journey with speed, simplicity, and better security. With VMware Cloud Universal, customers make a single purchase and gain the ability to deploy apps across any environment, then move them as business or application requirements change.”
VMware Cloud is the platform for both on-premises and cloud with unified security and operations; supporting traditional and modern applications; connecting to all native cloud services; and meeting the requirements of both developers and IT operators. With VMware Cloud, customers gain the simplicity of a single cloud operating model for their multi-cloud reality, and gain portability to help minimize to help address the challenges of single cloud silos. VMware Cloud customers can realize substantive benefits including as much as 80% better developer productivity with VMware Tanzu Application Service, 59% lower operational costs, and 46% faster cloud migration, according to the company.
With VMware Cloud, customers can deploy apps to VMware Cloud Foundation running in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Oracle Cloud; on VMware Cloud on Dell EMC; and across hundreds of VMware Cloud Verified partners. VMware Marketplace provides customers access to thousands of validated third party and open-source developer solutions. VMware Cloud customers can also deploy and operate across native public clouds, and give developers access to all native cloud services.
With the new VMware Cloud Universal subscription, customers gain greater flexibility and portability to adopt cloud at their own pace and benefit from a single operating model across clouds. VMware Cloud Universal is ideal for customers committed to a hybrid cloud architecture; that have extended or variable cloud migration timelines; that have cloud bursting requirements; or desire an OPEX model for on-premises infrastructure. With VMware Cloud Universal, customers purchase credits for VMware’s multi-cloud infrastructure and management and apply these credits to deployments of VMware Cloud Foundation on premises, VMware Cloud on AWS, or VMware Cloud on Dell EMC.
Supporting this new subscription is VMware Cloud Console, delivering end-to-end visibility and control of all VMware Cloud infrastructure across on-premises, cloud, and edge environments. Cloud Console is an integrated portal where customers can allocate, manage, and better optimize all VMware Cloud resources. Through Cloud Console, customers can redeem credits, provision deployments of VMware Cloud Universal eligible offerings, and reach out to VMware support organizations.
The new VMware App Navigator service engagement helps organizations prioritize app modernization initiatives and deliver results faster. App Navigator uses automated tooling and hands-on experimentation to plan just enough to get started, then quickly scale app and cloud transformation initiatives. During an engagement, customers work alongside VMware practitioners to rationalize their app portfolio, identify modernization strategies and environments for different apps based on business and IT goals, and build an outcome-oriented roadmap. This enables customers to deliver on business needs faster, regardless of who does the work, and enables self-sufficiency to help minimize risk.
VMware Cloud Universal is available today in all English-speaking countries and regions. VMware Cloud Foundation Subscription is only available through VMware Cloud Universal. Convertibility of VMware Cloud Foundation Subscription to VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is expected to be available in VMware’s Q1FY22. VMware Cloud Console and VMware App Navigator are also available today.