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After virtualization itself, the public cloud is considered the natural second step in helping both private and public organizations protect, extend, and replace existing data center infrastructure. And spending trends indicate that many enterprises are keen to jump on the public cloud bandwagon. According to Gartner, total public cloud spending through 2020 is projected to reach $381B.1


Already a trusted partner in virtualization, VMware is dedicated to helping its customers safely take the fast path the public cloud, delivering a true hybrid infrastructure that empowers organizations to enhance their data center investments and streamline IT control and capabilities.


And the timing couldn’t be better, as many organizations are encountering the limits of traditional data center capabilities. In both public and private sectors, end-user demands and expectations have created unprecedented levels of pressure on IT staff tasked with supporting their organizations’ segue to more advanced data center capabilities.


IT leaders across industries have had to strike the perfect balance: modernize their data centers while complementing existing technology investments and third-party applications. VMware vCloud Air, the secure public cloud for VMware workloads, has helped countless decision-makers in this task, giving adopters an agile infrastructure that not only supports existing applications, but support for application development as well.


Organizations currently experiencing growing pains and unforeseen pressures to their data center capacity can harness three key benefits with vCloud Air:


  • Disaster Recovery: Safeguarding on-premises virtualized and non-virtualized infrastructure to keep IT operations up and running in the event of a disaster


  • Data Center Extension: With common management, seamless networking, and unified support, vCloudAir provides a seamless way to extend on-premises IT infrastructure by adding resources from the public cloud


  • Data Center Replacement: Quickly and securely “lift and shift” an on-premises vSphere infrastructure to the public cloud while maintaining a public cloud architecture that is consistent with the on-premises data center


Ultimately, existing vSphere users have enjoyed particularly seamless transitions to the public cloud, immediately gaining peace of mind and enjoying reduced day-to-day strain on IT staff resources. Learn more about how organizations are utilizing the public cloud to take the next step in updating their data centers.


1Gartner: Forecast Analysis: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2Q16 Update, August 2016.