Originally posted on VMware Blogs by Richard Munro

Getting applications to the cloud can be complex. Managing your application estate across multiple clouds, data centers and edge locations introduces additional layers of complexity, holding back the benefits you intend to realize from cloud transformation.

The ideal state of your infrastructure, transformed to utilize the cloud locations that best fit every application, is a worthy pursuit that can also transform your business. Most organizations today find themselves in this state of cloud chaos, partially migrated to public cloud, developing applications in multiple clouds, and managing most of their infrastructure in disparate parts.

In this video, we walk through the ways you can cut through this complexity, standardizing your cloud migrations, operations, infrastructure delivery and security across clouds so you can focus on the business value you’ve invested in creating.

These standardizations are delivered by VMware Cross-Cloud services, our portfolio of SaaS solutions that unify complex functions across clouds.

As you watch, keep tabs on a few key focus areas:

  • Speed of Migration: how migration tools can help you plan, estimate cost, and orchestrate workload migrations as fast and painlessly as possible.
  • Delivery of Cloud Resources: running containers and VMs in the same enterprise-grade platform, giving you resilient infrastructure ready for your business-critical apps, deployable as code.
  • Multi-Cloud Operating Model: visibility across your entire estate that allows you to find ways to reduce cost, surface security issues and misconfigurations, and set guardrails that ensure your policies are in place.
  • Security Built for Cloud Networks: protection, detection and response to threats that traverse laterally between applications and microservices, built to defend your applications in modern architectures.

Implementing standardized ways to handle these key focus areas allows you to overcome the challenges of running multi-cloud infrastructure, so you can embrace its benefits and transform your business. VMware Cross-Cloud services are built to help you along the way at every stage of this journey.

This is part one of a three-part series demonstrating the key transformations you can achieve with VMware Cross-Cloud services. Stay tuned for more!

Jens Koegler

Jens Koegler is VMware's Healthcare Industry Director in EMEA. He is helping our healthcare customers develop and run modern applications to drive innovation and ensure better patient care through a digital foundation that includes data center, hybrid cloud, mobile, networking and security technologies. VMware plays a strategic role in the healthcare industry. Its leading innovations in enterprise software help ensure consistent patient care and reduce IT access time for healthcare professionals so they can spend more time with their patients. Jens plays a key role in helping customers understand how new applications, devices, the latest IT technologies and digital transformation are driving innovation in healthcare.