Cloud migration is a key discussion in the IT strategy. As you may already know, many are taking their business to the cloud. Enterprises today are choosing to operate VMWare under cloud to maintain consistent functionality while enabling cloud workload mobility with products like VMware vMotion so that application resources can reside where they make the most sense for the business.Businesses and organizations cannot afford downtime or emergencies that can interfere with their productivity which results in revenue loss and overall inefficiency, causing problems for their day to day functions.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are two of the main beneficiaries of this transition as they will be providing their services to those who operate under cloud. According to Druva, more than half of the businesses that are migrating to the VMware cloud are choosing AWS which is a great indicator that they have the strongest pull in this swift movement. Many are choosing a hybrid approach which means they are only moving part of their business to the cloud as part of the cloud migration strategy.
The implication is that there is hesitation as there always is with something new. Everything indicates that there will be a full transition to the cloud. Depending who the audience is, the cloud migration can affect them in different ways. If you are a business, not moving to the cloud could mean that you will be left behind. You will no longer be competing at the same level and speed as most who are taking advantage of the services that companies such as AWS has to offer. The fact is that data centers are becoming more complex so it will become harder and harder to keep off cloud. The infrastructure is changing at an alarming amount such that is becoming difficult to keep up with no additional support.
While businesses are deciding on whether to move to the VMware cloud, the better question for them would be how much should they move to the cloud? At this rate, they should at least have some part of their business on the cloud. Having nothing on the cloud leaves them at a disadvantage. Those that are already on the cloud must think not just about how much but how quickly as well as that is going to make the difference.
Let’s take the retail industry as an example. Consumers leave their personal and financial information in the retailers’ hands, which is an enormous responsibility, in exchange for their money. Transactions nowadays are being made with the touch of a key which means that there are many times more transactions happening now than there was in the past and that means there is more information being exchanged as well. It is crucial for the retail business to know how to properly secure this valuable information, much of which pertains to an individual’s identity such as a home address or credit card account numbers. It is the duty of said retailer to choose the best platform, the latest innovation, and the safest route.
Now, everything is expected to be at the tip of one’s fingertips, quite literally. Which means that there can be no lapse in between purchases or even work tasks. Connectivity must be available 24/7, which is something much more possible within the cloud because there is help around the clock.
When you consider the impact that downtime and poor application performance have on user productivity, coupled with rising cost associated with infrastructure demands, you can clearly see why the cloud represents an appealing option for managing VMware cloud environment workloads.The VMware cloud keeps everything moving without delays.
Disaster recovery, workload mobility, and archival automation are all strong motivators for a business to transition to the VMware cloud, it’s not just about saving money, but also about being driven by IT initiatives for greater performance.Now is the time to take your business to the next level.
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