3 steps to streamline your journey to a cloud operating model

At what stage of the cloud adoption journey are you? Virtualization? Private to hybrid cloud? Or adoption of multiple public clouds? No matter where you are, discover how to progress to the next phase and ease your journey using VMware vRealize Operations Cloud.

According to a recent survey, the majority of organizations view public cloud management as more difficult than on-premises. While public cloud can seem hard, particularly when multiple clouds are thrown into the mix, it doesn’t have to be. 

A new vRealize Operations Cloud eBook, “Is Your IT Operations Ready for Cloud?”, outlines the three stages of cloud adoption: virtualization, private cloud to hybrid cloud, and multiple public clouds. Progressing through each stage can unlock new capabilities, but it can also bring new complexities. The eBook shows how vRealize Operations Cloud simplifies and streamlines your journey, no matter where you are. 

Let’s take a look at the key steps on that journey to cloud, and how vRealize Operations Cloud can help.

 

Step 1:  Assess your business needs

No two organizations are the same, so there’s no simple formula for cloud adoption. Getting it right takes some solid planning. Start by assessing your business needs and identifying where you are in your journey. The questions below could help.

  • Virtualization – Do you run on-premises operations in a virtualized data center today, yet have an interest in operating at cloud scale and efficiency? Are you unsure how to get started with cloud?
  • Private cloud to hybrid cloud – Do you want to take the next digital transformation step and move beyond a private to a hybrid cloud? Are you concerned about balancing developer agility with IT control?
  • Multiple public clouds – Are you interested in continuing to push innovation models with a multi-cloud environment? Are you concerned about clouds becoming silos?

 

Step 2:  Plan your journey to cloud

Choose a strategy that works best for your team and adds value at each stage of your cloud adoption journey. No matter where your organization currently stands on its modernization journey, and no matter which workloads you plan to migrate to cloud, VMware vRealize Operations Cloud will support your move. Here’s how. 

Virtualization: Planning for cloud adoption

vRealize Operations Cloud provides strategic resourcing and low barrier-to-entry capabilities that ease your adoption of private cloud and SaaS.

 

Private/hybrid cloud: Controlled cloud adoption with a view to public cloud 

vRealize Operations Cloud includes app to infrastructure visibility, Day 2 operations and cost improvement capabilities that reduce your operational burden while keeping IT in control.

Multiple clouds: Running one or more public clouds with a view to optimization 

vRealize Operations Cloud offers unified visibility, troubleshooting and cost management capabilities that break down organizational silos for scalability and IT resiliency.

 

Step 3: Deliver SaaS advantages for tour IT operations

Cloud success depends on how effectively and efficiently you can manage workload agility and costs. Legacy IT operations solutions, designed before the introduction of cloud, are ill-equipped to deliver consistent operations across infrastructure. The software-as-a-service approach of vRealize Operations Cloud empowers you and your organization to manage your virtualized workloads everywhere they run, delivering agility, scalability, speed and flexibility.

 

Next steps on your cloud journey

The journey to cloud is ongoing. You have the opportunity to continually improve operational agility and provide faster innovation on your cloud journey. vRealize Operations Cloud, which delivers the same capabilities as on-premises and the same features in the enterprise edition of the latest release, will help you get there.

 

To learn more about cloud adoption research trends and get more detail on the recommended steps with vRealize Operations Cloud, read the eBook, “Is Your IT Operations Ready for Cloud?”.  

If you know your next step and it’s with vRealize Operations Cloud, request a trial and get started now.  

 

About the Authors

Ellie Ruano

Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware

Ellie Ruano is a member of the Cloud Management team at VMware and is focused on cloud operations. Throughout her career she has been passionate about helping customers identify the right technology that will meet their business needs. With over 25-years of technology experience, she has a broad-based background in cloud, SaaS, operations, mobile security, UC, and WLAN, and she previously held product roles for MobileIron, Cisco, Avaya, and wireless tech companies.

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