The Easy Button for Cloud Migrations

So you just finished patch Tuesday again, upgraded to vSphere 6.5 and you thought you could take a breath but now your boss is asking you to migrate 20% of your workloads to the cloud. You can already anticipate all the stress from your application owners, DBA’s and end users asking why is my server still down? What to do?

Well, you’re in luck, VMware has the easy button to cloud migration. Let me explain.

Disclaimer: This post is not comparing VMware Solutions on Azure or Google Cloud VMware Solution. I am referring to native cloud services offered.

First, let’s look at migrations to the top 3 cloud providers and their challenges

Azure Virtual Server

  • Cold migration using file based backup tool – Azure Migrate
  • IP address will change and DNS needs to be updated
  • Need to learn and use different management tools and interface
  • No easy way back

Google Compute Cloud instance

  • VM is running in a container
  • Cold migration using file based backup tool – Migrate for Compute Engine
  • IP address will change and DNS needs to be updated
  • You need to learn and use different management tools and interface
  • No easy way back

 

Amazon EC2

  • Cold migration using export and import to S3 – AWS Connector for vCenter
  • IP address will change and DNS needs to be updated
  • You will need to learn and use different management tools and interface
  • No easy way back

 

All of the above look like a lot of work and a lot that can go wrong, you don’t need that added stress. You just want to move those workloads live over the weekend and Monday morning it’s business as usual.

VMware Cloud on AWS

 

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