I just completed VMware for AWS Cloud training this week. I have done a fair amount of work with AWS, but most of it has been with a native AWS environment – EC2 instances, RDS databases, EBS storage, VPC networks. I have always been amazed at how easy it is to spin up environments in AWS. Work that would take weeks and months back in the late 2000s now takes 10 minutes and a credit card. I have also had a fair amount of experience with VMware environments. But I was interested in learning about exactly what VMware for AWS consisted of, how it was licensed and sold, how it was different than a standard VMware environment, and the challenges companies face when moving their VMware workloads to Amazon Web Services.
Many large organizations have a lot invested in building VMware environments in their own private or co-located data centers. VMware has always been the leader in hypervisor environments, and for a good reason. They now have fantastic tools to allow companies to scale to thousands of VM’s spread across many locations.
Yet organizations are still moving much of their workloads to public clouds for a variety of reasons, including the ability to scale, the elasticity of scaling environments up and down as needed, the ability to easily grow to a worldwide presence.
Yet migrating from VMware to a native AWS or Azure environment is not a simple task. Environments need to be tested. Depencies need to be proven. Workflow needs to be confirmed.
VMWare for AWS cloud makes this easy. If you have an existing VMWare environment, VMware for AWS Cloud makes it easy to move workload to – and from – the cloud as needed. The environment stays the same, the performance stays the same, the dependencies stay the same. VMware for AWS Cloud basically is a VMware environment like you already own and use, loaded onto AWS bare-metal hardware. AWS takes care of the hardware. VMware takes care of the environment. YOU focus on your applications.
SageNet supports VMware and AWS
SageNet can help you with this migration. You can purchase your VMware for AWS Cloud license from SageNet. We can bill for usage up-front or monthly on-demand. Your existing credits can be applied to your account. SageNet is a partner with both VMware and AWS so we make it easy – our proverbial “easy button”. Hit me up if you have questions or need help with moving your VMware workloads to AWS. Or if you are simply renewing your WMware licensing, we can help you with that process.