Microsoft is updating its Azure VMware Solution as a first-party service, according to a blog post on the company’s website. The new version of Azure VMware Solution is directly owned, operated, and supported by Microsoft, and allows customers to extend or migrate their existing on-premises VMware applications to Microsoft Azure. As a new first-party service, the solution is designed to provide greater quality, reliability, and direct access to Azure innovation.
Microsoft Azure is a cloud provider that offers an integrated IaaS and PaaS solution. The vendor offers metered-by-the-second Hyper-V-virtualized multitenant compute (Azure Virtual Machines), as well as specialized large instances (such as for SAP HANA). Microsoft Azure provides a well-integrated approach to edge computing and Internet of Things (IoT) in addition to its cloud services.
Azure VMware Solution allows users to provision a full VMware Cloud Foundation environment on Azure and receive compute and storage elasticity as business needs change. The solution is VMware Cloud Verified, allowing users to take advantage of the full set of VMware capabilities, with consistency, performance, and interoperability for their VMware workloads.
In the company’s blog post, Microsoft’s Commercial Chief Marketing Officer Takeshi Numoto said: “With the current economic environment, many organizations face new challenges to find rapid and cost-effective solutions that enable business stability, continuity, and resiliency. The new Azure VMware Solution empowers customers to seamlessly extend or completely migrate their existing on-premises VMware applications to Azure without the cost, effort, or risk of re-architecting applications or retooling operations. This helps our customers gain cloud efficiency and enables them to innovate at their own pace with Azure services across security, data, and artificial intelligence, as well as unified management capabilities.”
Learn more about Azure VMware Solution here.