6 Strategies to Improve VMware Cloud on AWS Experience

Published on 09 Nov 2022

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Are you considering using Amazon Web Services (AWS) with VMware CloudTM?

By removing adoption and administrative barriers and reducing the total cost of ownership, VMware CloudTM on AWS helps businesses leap to the cloud more quickly.

Follow these guidelines to ensure a steady transition without a hitch.

Begin With The Easy

Applications and virtual machines (VMs) are not uniform in design. For instance, some apps' high number of incoming and outgoing connections makes them unsuitable for testing. The faster hardware and vSAN storage in VMware CloudTM on AWS makes it an ideal place for other applications that rely heavily on processing power and storage I/O. What criteria should be used to determine which assignments are most appropriate for a first attempt? Just ask yourself these 15 simple questions, and you'll have your answer in no time.

Analyze the Requirements of the Application

VMware CloudTM on AWS requires you to predict the size of your required environment. To do so, it's necessary to comprehend application dependencies to ascertain the magnitude of the transfer. Simplify this task using VMware Network Insight, which can detect application-to-application network connection patterns. Data egress expenses, such as those incurred by programs that access the internet in the wild, may also be estimated using this method.

Get Buy-in

It may seem apparent, but migrations to VMware CloudTM on AWS are more likely to proceed well for applications with business drivers supporting them and approval from application owners. Including these software components and virtual machines in your migration can boost its efficacy.

Predict Your Requirements

It is critical to determine how much VMware CloudTM on AWS will be required. Lucky for you, there are resources available to assist you in estimating your needs. Calculate how many hosts will be needed to support on-premises virtual machines (VMs) in a VMware CloudTM on AWS infrastructure with the aid of the VMware Cloud on AWS sizer. If you want to be more specific about your requirements, this exercise can help you do that.

Estimate Expenses

The first step in calculating the cost of using VMware CloudTM on AWS is to assess your needs. On-demand, annual, and three-year subscriptions are all accessible for VMware CloudTM on AWS. Both the Production Pricing Calculator and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator for VMware CloudTM on AWS may be used to compare the expenses of running an on-premises system with those of migrating to the cloud.

Get the Best People Together

To ensure a smooth transition to the cloud, your team should consist of experts in many fields.

Among them are:

Engineers and managers of infrastructure: To monitor requirements for computing, storage, network, and data security.

Personnel in networking and security: To audit and enforce compliance and security responsibilities.

Application developers: Manage application development and lifecycle needs.

Teams for support and operations: To drive automation, lifecycle, and change management.


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