Multi-cloud adoption is accelerating, with businesses seeking greater agility, flexibility and choice of cloud services. While public cloud usage continues to grow, enterprises are recognizing that not all workloads belong in the public cloud. To operate efficiently at scale, companies are adopting hybrid and multi-cloud strategies that span private clouds, public clouds and the edge.
But maximizing the value of multi-cloud environments remains challenging. Using multiple clouds in silos creates operational complexity. There is lack of consistency across cloud platforms. Security, compliance and data governance become extremely difficult across heterogeneous infrastructure. And costs can spiral out of control.
VMware is helping enterprises succeed in this multi-cloud era, with a software platform to build, run, manage, connect and protect any app on any cloud. Organizations can simplify operations, reduce costs, and deliver security everywhere cloud meets app.
The VMware Cross-Cloud Approach: Consistency Across Environments
A fundamental challenge with multi-cloud is the lack of consistency. Every hyperscale cloud has a different operating model, networking paradigm and services. This makes it extremely difficult to manage cloud environments together.
VMware Cloud provides a common architecture that integrates with all major public clouds, including AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. This enables IT teams to apply the same operations, policies, networking and security across heterogeneous cloud environments. Workloads can be deployed and migrated seamlessly to the optimal cloud platform based on application needs.
With VMware Cross-Cloud services, enterprises can extend existing on-premises infrastructure to public clouds. This provides a consistent operating model and customer experience regardless of where apps and services are running.
Embrace Agility, Fuel Innovation
Say goodbye to vendor lock-in and embrace the power of choice. The Cross-Cloud Approach enables you to select the best services from specific cloud vendors, ensuring your cloud environment aligns precisely with your unique requirements. Achieve regional compliance effortlessly and fortify resilience across your entire cloud property. The Cross-Cloud Approach modernizes your IT infrastructure, positioning your enterprise for unparalleled agility, versatility, and cost reductions. It fosters an environment that accelerates innovation, propelling your business towards greater heights. This consolidated approach empowers you to focus on what matters most—driving business success.
Flexibility and Choice: The Power to Run Any App on Any Cloud
In a multi-cloud environment, flexibility is critical. Companies need the freedom to choose where to run workloads based on technical requirements, geographic needs, regulatory factors and other considerations.
The VMware application platform provides portability for both traditional and modern apps. With VMware Tanzu, enterprises can build and deploy cloud-native apps that can run anywhere. VMware HCX lets you migrate VMs to any cloud or data center without re-architecting apps.
This encapsulates apps and infrastructure from the underlying cloud hardware. So organizations can move workloads between environments at will to respond to changing needs and optimize costs.
Multi-Cloud Cost Optimization: Visibility and Control to Reduce Waste
As companies scale cloud usage, costs can spiral out of control. In a 2021 survey, 82% of respondents said their cloud spending exceeded budgets. Getting deep visibility into usage, spend and performance across heterogeneous clouds is extremely challenging.
VMware gives finance teams the data they need to identify waste and make informed decisions about workload placement. Automated policy-based placement optimizes spending by deploying apps on the most efficient and cost-effective cloud platform.
With robust visibility and control over the entire cloud footprint, enterprises can eliminate resource contention and right-size workloads to avoid over-provisioning. VMware ensures you only pay for the cloud resources you truly need.
Security That Spans the Full Technology Stack
In multi-cloud environments, security becomes exponentially more difficult with every cloud added. Visibility is limited and policies are inconsistent. Meanwhile, data is distributed across multiple clouds increasing vulnerability.
VMware embeds end-to-end security across the full application lifecycle – from code to cloud to edge. This delivers defense-in-depth with context-aware rules. Security profiles consistently follow workloads to minimize rework, with granular isolation of network traffic.
With VMware, multi-cloud security is intrinsic rather than bolted on. This integrated approach provides comprehensive protection while enabling innovation and operational efficiency.
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The Future of Multi-Cloud
Multi-cloud adoption is clearly accelerating as organizations recognize the benefits of choice and flexibility. But complexity remains a significant barrier. VMware is committed to making multi-cloud environments simple, efficient and secure for enterprises.
Looking ahead, VMware sees a world where apps and data can move seamlessly to any cloud or edge location. Dynamic allocation of resources will respond in real-time to changing demands. And intrinsic security will be embedded everywhere. This will empower companies to leverage multi-cloud to drive innovation and deliver amazing digital experiences.
Explore Cross Cloud Services: https://www.vmware.com/cross-cloud-services.html
Download the White Paper: The Era of Multi-Cloud Services Has Arrived https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/docs/vmware-multi-cloud-services-white-paper.pdf
First published on the VMware Multi-Cloud Blog