Today’s Diverse Applications
Today’s unpredictable and competitive business landscape requires organizations to employ the best technology to keep up with ever-changing demands. The need for environments to scale quickly, be highly available, and respond rapidly has been accelerating the adoption of cloud-native applications. These cloud-native applications can run anywhere, evolve overnight, and scale rapidly.
With the rise of cloud-native applications, many IT organizations need to juggle a mix of traditional and modern apps. In today’s economy, revenue-generating applications, such as next-gen storefronts or app-driven services, require frequent updates or intermittent scaling. Different apps have different requirements.
- Traditional apps are typically OS-dependent and monolithic. They are built-in client/server architectures that are deliberately siloed.
- Cloud-native apps are agile and OS-independent. They are built in a collaborative, automated fashion using technologies such as containers.
Businesses face the challenge of delivering modern apps and transforming traditional legacy apps for their future. Trying to support these disparate applications on conventional infrastructure is a complex, time-intensive process that limits agility and does not allow teams to meet business needs quickly and efficiently. As a result, IT teams are looking for a flexible infrastructure that will enable their business to fulfill current app needs and account for unknown changes in the future. Increasingly, enterprises are turning to VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) to support and run modern applications.
VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) for Modern Applications
Whether IT teams employ the “lift and shift” or the “refactor, redesign and reimplement” method, modernizing enterprise apps is a huge undertaking. VMware vSphere with Tanzu and vSAN HCI support modern and traditional enterprise apps on the same infrastructure regardless of where enterprises are in their migration process.
Modern apps are built-in container environments that are high-churn and highly dynamic. Tens, hundreds, even thousands of containers can be created and deleted every hour. Managing storage for these as they spin up and down manually is impossible. VMware HCI powered by vSAN with cloud-native storage provisioning for container workloads automates the process. Developers get what they need. IT operators can run, monitor, and manage the storage for both containers and virtual machines on the same platform.
Flexibility is an essential quality of any technology solution. It must work for today and tomorrow to prove its value to an organization. VMware HCI provides a consistent operational platform that can support all kinds of apps and keep pace with changing requirements. The VMware solutions lay the foundation for hybrid and cloud-native efforts. It delivers integrated support for diverse application needs and seamless deployment on-premises and public cloud environments.
Customer Story – Techedge Deploys a Flexible Secure Platform with VMware
Techedge is a multinational company that provides information technology services. The company decided to develop a new platform using vSphere with Tanzu and HCI powered by vSAN to expand their Kubernetes-based services and solutions. The new platform is estimated to reduce costs by 30% compared to the public cloud. The project gave Techedge a much larger container infrastructure, enabling them to grow their business and increase their revenues while keeping costs lower than if they had used the public cloud.
“Thanks to this project, we can now do things that were technically impossible using public cloud containers. This has enabled us to offer our clients business processes that meet their needs.” Javier Palacios, COO for Cloud Services, Techedge
“The project gave us a much larger container infrastructure, enabling us to expand our business and increase our revenues in this area while keeping costs lower than if we had used the public cloud.” Javier Palacios, COO for Cloud Services, Techedge
Are you interested in learning more?
- Download the Silverton Whitepaper Why Run Modern Apps on VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure to get an in-depth breakdown.
- Read the Techedge case study here.