With COVID-19 outbreak impacting people in almost every country around the world, organizations are experiencing a number of changes in their business operations. Many organizations have either recommended or mandated employees to work from home as a result of this global health crisis. Large gatherings such as business conventions are getting cancelled or are moving to a virtual event format. Potential supply chain disruptions threaten normal business operations. These changes present significant challenges in operational continuity for business. As trusted advisors, VMware partners can offer multiple VMware-based solutions to help organizations in these challenging times.
VMware Cloud on AWS delivers a scalable, intrinsically better cloud service in the AWS Cloud. VMware partners can offer solutions based on VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware Site Recovery, and VMware Horizon that can help businesses alleviate potential business disruptions for their customers in three ways:
- Infrastructure products, supply chain, and maintenance disruptions: As the health crisis unfolds, hardware supply chains could get disrupted. The already long procurement cycles for on-premises infrastructure are going to likely be extended even further. With VMware Cloud on AWS, organizations can augment their capacity needs by having a consistent infrastructure up and running in the cloud in under 2 hours across any of the 17 AWS Regions worldwide. Moreover, you can scale the VMware Cloud on AWS infrastructure in minutes – on-demand, as soon as a need arises. For example, healthcare providers who want to scale their infrastructure rapidly to meet a sudden surge in patients; trade conventions requiring temporary IT capacity for hosting virtual events; schools/educational institutions moving to online education platforms for which they need to spin up infrastructure capacity rapidly.
- Infrastructure risk mitigation due to crisis-related restrictions: Regular maintenance of infrastructure facilities may not be possible due to a travel ban. Further, in case of a potentially catastrophic event, infrastructure personnel may not have the ability to get their environments up and running. You can get proactive disaster avoidance with VMware Site Recovery and VMware Cloud on AWS.
- Aid remote workers and alleviate office closures: As organizations are asking employees, temporary workers, and contractors to work remotely, they need to set up a virtual desktop infrastructure for the remote workforce. With Horizon 7 running on VMware Cloud on AWS, they can set up this virtual infrastructure in a few minutes. Examples include public sector personnel, small businesses, K-12 schools, and enterprises that have mandated or encouraged working remotely to address the health crisis.
Read this blog post and listen to this podcast to learn more about these business continuity solutions using VMware Cloud on AWS. And for a limited time, VMware partners can also help their customers get through this crisis with these special offers.
Lastly, keep in mind that there are multiple VMware-based solutions available to help your customers maintain Business Continuity.