VMware Cloud updates multi-cloud infrastructure for customers moving enterprise applications

VMworld 2021 kicked off earlier today and among the flurry of announcements were some specifically aimed at enterprise customers pondering the use of VMware Cloud.

To that end, billed as an industry first, VMware Cloud is the only multi-cloud computing infrastructure that enables customers to move their enterprise apps to the cloud in nearly half the time and less than half the cost.

In order to deliver said speed and savings, VMware explains that some new innovations have been added to the mix. These include:

  • “A new portfolio of managed Kubernetes services to modernize apps on VMware Cloud;
  • Capabilities that will make it simpler and safer to run enterprise apps in VMware Cloud;
  • A new initiative supporting the need for customers to run their business in sovereign clouds; and,
  • Tech previews that showcase the future of VMware Cloud.”

The company explains that these innovations will allow its enterprise customers even more tools to accelerate modernisation of their apps, increase business agility and resiliency, and significantly reduce costs compared to existing approaches.

“VMware has established a unique position in the world of multi-cloud computing by meeting customers where they are to help them achieve their cloud objectives,” noted Mark Lohmeyer, SVP and GM for Cloud Infrastructure Business Group at VMware.

“VMware helps to eliminate the false choice between business innovation and IT control. Our latest innovations help customers modernize apps, infrastructure, and operations with better economics and less risk, and boost developer productivity. And with Project Arctic, the next evolution of VMware vSphere, we will unleash the hybrid cloud for every enterprise,” he enthused.

Looking a bit closer at the vSphere environment, the company’s recent research with these newly added innovations running in VMware Cloud, show that customers can achieve 300 percent faster Kubernetes deployment, 46 percent faster cloud migration and 57 percent reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO).

Following today’s announcement it will be interesting to see which local enterprises make use of the updated cloud platform.

With the Dell Technologies Forum South Africa happening later this month, perhaps an announcement of closer collaboration between the two via VMware Cloud is in the offing.

[Image – Photo by Daniel Páscoa on Unsplash]


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