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‘Lift and shift’ VMware workloads to the Public Cloud (IBM/ SoftLayer Update)

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‘Lift and shift’ VMware workloads to the Public Cloud (IBM/ SoftLayer Update)
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This is am update to the VMware-related capabilities on Softlayer covered previously on WhatMatrix HERE 

Disclaimer: Andreas works as global Cloud Architect in IBM

Whatever your awareness of “IBM cloud” (maybe “little” e.g. in comparison to AWS, Azure etc), the company has made tangible strives to provide a compelling hybrid cloud strategy for the Enterprise.

You might not be convinced by the fact that several analysts recently acknowledged IBM leadership in this area … but have a look at the recent announcement and you’ll “get” why existing VMware clients get pretty exited.

“SoftLayer provides the capability to create secure and flexible VMware environments on top of IBM’s Public Cloud – now with expanded (and cost-effective) capabilities!”   Big deal? Well, yes … as this allows existing VMware customers to:

  • ‘Lift and shift‘ (or extend) existing VMware workloads to the public cloud with the associated benefits (free up DC space, shift Capex to Opex etc, deliver globally on a secure platform etc) – while –
  • Keep taking advantage of existing VMware skills, assets and processes (scripts, VMware admins, vm templates etc.) – resulting in a –
  • Transition to the public cloud and flexible hybrid environments with minimal disruption.

Read the entire article here, ‘Lift and shift’ VMware workloads to the Public Cloud (IBM/ SoftLayer Update)
via the fine folks at WhatMatrix Community

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