In today’s highly distributed world, technology acts as the linchpin for business success. Outdated, slow-moving legacy infrastructure can keep companies from serving customers with the agility and security they demand. Modernization removes those obstacles, leveraging the cloud to accelerate IT service delivery and streamline management.
The result? The freedom to move apps across clouds to fit business needs, help developers bring apps to market faster, and build a competitive advantage.
What makes customers decide to make the leap?
There are many different triggers that provide a reason to start the journey to modernization. Working with VMware customers, we often hear objectives such as:
Ensuring regulatory compliance. Modern infrastructure and application platform capabilities make it possible to confidently deploy and operate applications in isolated environments—while maintaining consistent management across them.
Maintaining consistency across distributed sites. Modernization makes it easier to provide consistency across infrastructure and application platforms—from the data center core to edge sites—to streamline service delivery and operations.
Taking advantage of tech refresh cycles. A scheduled refresh of servers and storage devices provides an opportunity to modernize application delivery. Creating pools of virtualized resources using cloud and container capabilities allows developers and IT to build, deploy, and operate any application—securely and efficiently.
These are just a few of the outcomes our customers want to achieve with cloud. With a clear purpose, it’s easier to get started and quantify the value.
Four organizations. Four cloud modernization success stories.
These companies took the leap—and have found significant benefits. Here are their stories:
1. Alembic Pharmaceutical: Equip IT to be more agile and future-ready with a modern infrastructure
For over 100 years, Alembic Pharmaceutical has provided affordable, high-quality medicines for health care and wellness to the Indian subcontinent. It wanted to build out a new IT environment to support a new manufacturing facility, and used VMware Cloud Foundation to develop a hybrid-ready cloud architecture. Today, resource provisioning time is 50% faster, management is simpler and less siloed, and the company can support both traditional three-tier workload and containerized cloud-native applications with ease.
2. IndusInd Bank: Meet growing customer demand with the ability to scale on demand
The first among the new-generation private banks in India, IndusInd Bank wanted to leverage the scalability of the public cloud to support increased customer transactions. It took a consume-as-you-grow approach with VMware Cloud on AWS to significantly reduce upfront hardware expenditures. The public cloud allowed the bank to enhance its on-premises private cloud, and gain the flexibility required to scale up on demand with consistency and availability.
3. Sigorta: Modernize infrastructure to speed IT response and lower operations costs
Turkey’s first online insurance and reinsurance brokerage company, Sigorta wanted to move away from siloed infrastructure toward a full software-defined data center architecture. It used VMware Cloud Foundation to implement an agile, flexible solution that supports applications built with containers and microservices. With built-in automation that streamlined IT management, Sigorta now has the security, flexibility, and agility needed to seize new growth opportunities and scale fast.
4. Health New England: Modernize the data center to better fulfill its mission
A non-profit health plan provider in Massachusetts and Connecticut, Health New England wanted to deliver high availability across multiple sites and reduce security and compliance risks. With a software-defined infrastructure provided through VMware Cloud Foundation, it was able to achieve that and more. By implementing micro-segmentation plus connected storage and networking, the organization can now move faster while boosting security and lowering risk—a win-win.
What do real customers actually save with cloud?
No need to rely on projections—we’ve got real numbers. We analyzed data from 2019 and 2020 data from more than 100 VMware Cloud Foundation customers across key industries (findings and data based on average projected business case savings for 103 VMware customers assessed in 2019 and 2020).
What we found was a significant projected reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO) over a period of three years. Take a look.
Projected savings by industry:
- 62%—Government (federal, state, and local)
- 60%—Financial Services
- 58%—Business Services & Communications
More broadly, we found significant projected CapEx and OpEx savings:
- 49%—CapEx savings potential from compute optimization, host consolidation, and networking savings
- 69%—OpEx savings potential from system lifecycle management, service blueprinting, and service delivery automation
The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll see benefits
As markets and work styles continue to evolve, IT needs the ability to stay flexible and respond faster than ever before. With VMware Cloud Foundation, you can accelerate your modernization journey by getting started on one or more and initiatives—and deliver tangible and substantial value back to the business.