SCC and VMware Cloud on AWS: Changing the game

It’s predicted that by the end of this year, most organisations will begin to fast-track their move to cloud-centric digital infrastructure much faster than planned before the pandemic. This accelerated shift to digital delivery of products and services has increased the reliance on digital infrastructure to support traditional business applications.

COVID-19 is the first global crisis since the emergence of public cloud IaaS as a core component of enterprise IT. The cloud’s benefits of flexibility and automation, allowing organisations to scale and adapt as necessary with minimal manual intervention, are invaluable in today’s environment. The ability to master a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud environment will be a key factor to success or failure.

The Challenge

Migration to a cloud environment can range from basic re-hosting to rearchitecting of applications. The effort required is determined by the level of consistency between the on-premises and cloud environments, along with the level of skills available within the migration team. Legacy inertia and the lack of access to skill sets or effective skill set transition frameworks will inhibit public cloud infrastructure adoption at enterprises. These fundamental difficulties in migration are a common impediment to successful hybrid cloud infrastructure.

A lack of operational consistency between environments makes it difficult to monitor and automate processes. This could include monitoring tasks, such as monitoring resources on premises and in public cloud in a consistent manner, or scaling tasks, where organisations may wish to expand into public cloud in a seamless manner as needed using the same underlying provisioning mechanisms.

High among the top barriers to hybrid cloud adoption is the limited skill to build a hybrid cloud environment and the lack of off-the-shelf products or services for the hybrid cloud. IT organisations cite concerns with availability of unified tools, especially in security monitoring and management across all providers.

The Solution

IT decision-makers responsible for infrastructure, operations, architecture, or applications development can easily and seamlessly migrate applications to the cloud with minimal disruption using VMware Cloud on AWS, which allows IT to leverage a consistent infrastructure platform for all applications, whether in the cloud or on premises.

Organisations can use familiar VMware tools and processes that they were using for on-premises environments and migrate at their own pace, placing less burden on IT personnel and preserving existing infrastructure investments. They can avoid refactoring and successfully lift-and-shift existing applications with VMC on AWS to rapidly accelerate cloud migration.

Once the applications have been migrated to VMware Cloud on AWS, they can easily modernise those applications, incrementally transforming them with modern frameworks such as Kubernetes to empower development, automate infrastructure operations using DevOps tools, and enrich the applications with more than 170 native AWS services.


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