The 2023 Guide to Azure VMware Solution

The 2023 Guide to Azure VMware Solution

Two of the biggest names in virtual computing, Microsoft Azure and VMware are both incredibly popular worldwide. With this, it may seem like you’re limited to using one or the other throughout your institution. But, you’re not just limited to the benefits of one.

You can use Azure to make your VMware system even more powerful. Using Azure VMware Solution — which was created by Microsoft and approved by VMware — will allow you to reap the benefits of both VMware and the Azure cloud infrastructure.

In this article, we’re going to go over Azure VMware Solution and the benefits of utilising Azure to strengthen your organisation’s VMware setup. We’ll also take a look at some ways businesses are using Azure VMware Solution to their own benefit.

What is Azure VMware Solution (AVS)?

Azure VMware Solution (AVS) is a method of utilising VMware in tandem with Microsoft Azure.

Instead of utilising VMware in your own data centres, AVS is a way of utilising Azure’s cloud servers to host your VMware systems and integrate them into Azure native services.

This gives you the benefits of a completely cloud-based solution while also allowing you to use the same VMware systems that a lot of companies worldwide have built their infrastructure upon — modernising your organisation while also not moving over to something completely new.

Unlike migrating to a new cloud system, AVS is seamless for those already utilising VMware. All of your processes and systems will migrate over too, meaning that the process is far easier than having to start from scratch.

Benefits of Azure VMware Solution

Integrate VMware Environments with Azure

With AVS, you can utilise VMware environments and integrate them with Azure, enhancing your VMware systems and taking your company infrastructure to new heights.

The whole process is seamless, and the transition is far easier than migrating to the cloud completely independently. With cloud migration looking more and more essential for any modern business, the benefits of migrating with systems already in place speak for themselves.

Leverage Existing Skill Sets

By still having a familiar system and infrastructure in place when implementing Azure, the familiarity of VMware will allow you to leverage existing skill sets in your organisation and will mean that you don’t have to do lots of training on a new system.

Especially when working with a service provider like ourselves, the Azure part will be out of the way — meaning that for the most part, everything will be the same at the very least.

With this, you don’t need to hire experts in Azure either! Reach out to our Azure expert team and see how we can help!

Simplify IT Administration

IT administration can become quite complex, with lots of systems set up to support your business infrastructure. Azure simplifies this process, with lots of tools and settings available to make IT administration far easier and more efficient.

This ultimately means that resources won’t be wasted on inefficient administration requirements, as Azure simplifies the whole process.

Moreover, having a great provider and partner to handle all behind-the-scenes administration for your organisation is a great way to ensure that you’ve got the best support available.

Reduce Costs

On-prem solutions are costly, with lots of capital expenditure and lots of costs regarding maintenance and staffing. Scaling is difficult and expensive, and making upgrades means buying new hardware.

Azure turns all of this into an operational expenditure, meaning that costs are reduced monthly and that you don’t need to spend as much on hardware and maintenance, as that will be handled by Microsoft as part of the operational cost that you pay them.

Common Use Cases

Datacenter Footprint Reduction

The environment is an important consideration for any modern business. Datacenters are a large factor in any company’s environmental considerations, as their contribution to a company’s carbon footprint is sizeable.

Azure solves this, as you won’t have to rely on your own physical infrastructure for your organisation. Instead, you’d be using Microsoft’s data centres — which is better for the environment as a whole, as those data centres are also used by lots of companies worldwide.

Application Modernisation

As time goes on, the requirements for modern applications do too.

The hardware of the past is no longer suitable for the level of complexity that a modern application requires. In fact, a lot of modern applications use cloud-based systems to take advantage of the newest technologies available.

Utilising AVS to bring your VMware infrastructure to the present lets you integrate modern technologies and cloud features into your business applications, meaning that you can modernise your existing applications within your VMware systems as well as create new, modern applications.

Disaster Recovery

In the event of a disaster, having all of your data on-prem can be a huge risk. Without a backup on the cloud or away from your main infrastructure, you can lose tons of data and put your business in an irrecoverable position.

The only real solution for this is the cloud, as it’s far too expensive to rely on physical hardware to be able to prevent disaster and catastrophe. Azure lets you ensure that everything is stored far away from where it can go wrong or be accessed by bad-faith actors, meaning that your data is well and truly safe.

How We Can Help

Azure VMware Solution is a great way for a business to migrate from on-prem VMware solutions, and to the cloud. This has many benefits to your business whilst also being a way to be a step ahead of the curve and keep up with the needs of being a modern company.

If you’re looking to get started with AVS, we’re here to help. Our experts are incredibly knowledgeable about the Azure platform and how to best implement the AVS system into your organisation to reap the most benefits. There’s no need to worry if you have no clue about the ins and outs of Azure and AVS, as we can handle all of that for you.

Contact us today and see how we can help!