According to IDC, 2020 will be the year when combined IT infrastructure spend on public and private clouds will eclipse spending on traditional data centers. The company predicts that public cloud will account for 32% of IT infrastructure spending, while private cloud will take 20% of the budget, totaling more than half of all infrastructure spending for the first time, with the rest going to traditional data centers. It’s likely to be a “point-of-no-return” milestone for cloud as IDC expects the balance to continue tilting further toward cloud in the years ahead.
The reason for this shift is clear. Companies are looking to keep up with business and customer demands but currently face roadblocks, such as the complexity and expense that come with running disparate infrastructure and ongoing security threats. Organizations want an agile, service-oriented IT model that can deliver:
- Data center modernization
- Integration with public cloud
- Improved security
- Seamless end-user computing
And in this shift, there is a place for workloads both in private and public cloud. With hybrid cloud, IT organizations get the benefit that private and public clouds offer separately, along with a common cloud stack that includes infrastructure and management functionality. You gain the flexibility to run your cloud on premises or to consume it “as-a-service” from public cloud partners, through a common foundation that can be managed using existing team skill sets and processes.
VMware Cloud Foundation offers the easiest way to build a hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation drastically simplifies the path to hybrid cloud by delivering core VMware products within a common platform, fully integrated and interoperable — so you can continue leveraging your current tools, processes and people. Some key benefits delivered by VMware Cloud Foundation include:
- Ease of use through automation: VMware Cloud Foundation provides Automated Lifecycle Management services that automate configuration, resource provisioning, upgrades and patching. DXC Technology achieved 15x faster deployment with Cloud Foundation.
- Standardization: Cloud Foundation enables quick, repeatable, secure deployments based on a standardized VMware Validated Design.
- Common operations between private and public cloud: Cloud Foundation simplifies management, thanks to a single integrated view of both virtual and physical infrastructure with SDDC Manager.
- Lower TCO: For VMware customer OmegaFi, Cloud Foundation reduced total cost of ownership by 40% compared to legacy three-tier infrastructure. For VMware itself, implementing Cloud Foundation significantly reduced capital and operating costs by 50% per VM.
Complete your mission to a true hybrid cloud with VMware Cloud Foundation, an integrated software platform for both private and public cloud environments. Check out the infographic on how you can achieve a true hybrid cloud through VMware Cloud Foundation.