Azure VMware Solution is an Azure service built with VMware that delivers a vSphere-based, single-tenant, private cloud. It's deployed on dedicated bare-metal infrastructure in Azure.

You can now seamlessly run, manage, and secure applications across VMware environments and Microsoft Azure with a common operating framework.

Example scenario

Imagine you work for a healthcare company that runs many of its production workloads on a VMware platform. IT operations are spread over many offices.

A few trends have surfaced in recent months. Some locations have equipment nearing end of life, so hardware refresh decisions need to be made soon. Also, your company can't procure new infrastructure quickly enough to meet requests for hardware refreshes and new applications. The requisition process, approvals, and logistics can take four to six months, if not longer.

One avenue that your company is interested in exploring involves migrating VMware workloads to the cloud without changing virtualization platforms or altering existing operational patterns.

What will we be doing?

In this module, you'll learn about:

  • The business value of Azure VMware Solution.
  • Use cases that drive the service's adoption.
  • Basic components of the service.
  • Options for connectivity between datacenters.
  • Benefits of the service on existing licensing when an organization uses Azure Hybrid Benefit.

What is the main goal?

By the end of this module, you can decide if Azure VMware Solution is the right choice for your company's journey to the cloud.