What is Multi-Cloud?
Multi-cloud is a term used to describe organisations that leverage two or more cloud computing platforms to perform various tasks. A multi-cloud can be comprised of public, private, and edge clouds and may also refer to the distribution of cloud assets, software, applications, etc. across several cloud-hosting environments.
What is a multi-cloud strategy?
A multi-cloud strategy allows a company to capitalise on the unique capabilities and innovative technologies offered from a variety of cloud vendors; whilst providing the flexibility to move workloads around to optimise efficiency, cost and compliance.
How can you make the most of your multi-cloud environment?
- Make the most of a multi-cloud world
As you continue to expand your multi-cloud environment, it becomes even more crucial to build and deploy modern apps without increasing management complexity. VMware multi-cloud solutions can help to establish consistent operations and infrastructure which stretch across private cloud, public cloud and edge environments. With a common set of tools plus a uniform infrastructure, you can maximise the value of your multi-cloud strategy, which will empower developers to rapidly deliver modern apps while streamlining operations.
- Edge environments
To help support a remote workforce, VMware SD-WAN extends your multi-cloud environment to the edge. That means branch offices and remote employees can receive high-performance, reliable access to cloud services and apps.
- Establish multi-cloud consistency with VMware solutions
VMware offers a full portfolio of multi-cloud solutions for establishing consistent infrastructure and consistent operations across clouds—from private clouds to public clouds, edge environments and telco clouds.
- Focus on consistent operations and infrastructure
Administrators require a single centralised set of tools and processes to run, connect and protect apps across all environments—even if those environments use a variety of cloud or container technologies. With consistent operations, you can reduce complexity, drive down costs and focus more resources on modern app delivery.
To further enhance the flexibility and agility of your multi-cloud environment, you should implement consistent infrastructure across hybrid cloud, private cloud, public cloud and edge environments; this allows you the flexibility to shift apps across environments without requiring app modification. You can truly optimise your multi-cloud environment for cost, performance, security and compliance.
- Consistent infrastructure
The VMware Cloud Foundation platform provides consistent infrastructure for private and public cloud environments. This mixed environment or ‘VMware hybrid cloud’ supplies a common operating model for all your applications and workloads. As a result, you can seamlessly manage virtual machines and orchestrate containers across your new hybrid cloud.
There are a few options when using VMware Cloud Foundation; you can deploy it in a private cloud/data centre or add it as a service through the public cloud, such as VMware Cloud on AWS, Azure VMware Solutions, Google Cloud VMware Engine or other offerings from more than 4,000 VMware Cloud Providers. Running VMware Cloud Foundation as a public cloud service allows you to extend your environment rapidly, avoid capital expenditures and take advantage of provider-specific capabilities while letting someone else handle infrastructure updates and upgrades.
- Consistent operations
By using a common VMware-based infrastructure stack you can achieve consistent operations across your hybrid environment. To manage this environment, administrators can use VMware Cloud Management Platform. It provides a single, centralised view into private, hybrid and public clouds—whether those environments use cloud technology from VMware or other vendors.
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